|(a) A registered nurse who performs radiologic procedures
other than in a hospital that participates in the federal Medicare
program or that is accredited by the Joint Commission shall submit
an application for registration to the Board and shall submit evidence
including, but not limited to, the following:
(1) current licensure as a registered nurse in the
State of Texas; and
(2) the name and business address of the practitioner
or director of radiological services under whose instruction or direction
the radiologic procedures are performed.
(b) After review by the Board, notification of registration
shall be mailed to the registered nurse informing him/her that the
registration with the Board has been completed.
(c) The registered nurse who is registered to perform
radiologic procedures pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall
notify the Board within 30 days of any changes that would render the
information on the nurse's application incorrect, including, but not
limited to any changes in the identity of the practitioner or director
of radiological procedures under whose instruction or direction the
radiologic procedures are performed.
(d) The registered nurse whose functions include radiologic
procedures must act within the scope of the Texas Nursing Practice
Act and the Board's rules and complete a training program that adequately
prepares the nurse to provide safe and effective nursing care in that
role. Further, the nurse shall comply with the requirements and limitations
of the Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification Act (Occupations
Code Chapter 601) and any applicable rules of the Texas Medical Board.
In addition, to the extent applicable, the registered nurse must be
in compliance with the Texas Medical Practice Act, the Texas Pharmacy
Act, and any other applicable laws of the State of Texas.
(e) Each nurse shall be responsible for maintaining
a record demonstrating completion of an appropriate training program
that has adequately prepared the nurse to perform radiologic procedures.
These records shall document attendance and completion of the training
program, as evidenced by original certificates of attendance and completion,
and must be available for submission to the Board upon audit. These
records shall be maintained by the nurse for a minimum of three consecutive
renewal periods or six years.
(f) Any nurse who violates these rules, the applicable
rules of the Texas Medical Board, or other applicable law shall be
subject to disciplinary action.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §217.14 adopted to be effective September 1, 1999, 24 TexReg 4001; amended to be effective July 10, 2013, 38 TexReg 4356; amended to be effective October 12, 2016, 41 TexReg 8066; amended to be effective August 9, 2018, 43 TexReg 5084