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RULE §217.14Registered Nurses Performing Radiologic Procedures

(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

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