|(a) These rules are promulgated under the authority
of the Medical Practice Act Title 3, Subtitle B, Texas Occupations
Code and the Medical Physics Practice Act, Texas Occupations Code
Annotated Chapter 602, concerning the licensure and regulation of
medical physicists. The purpose of these rules is to:
(1) protect the health, safety, and welfare of the
citizens of this state from harmful effects of radiation;
(2) protect the public from the practice of medical
physicists by incompetent licensees.
(b) This chapter will protect the public from the dangers
described by subsection (a)(1) and (2) of this section by:
(1) establishing minimum standards of education, training,
and competency for persons engaged in the practice of medical physics;
(2) ensuring that the privilege of practicing in the
field of medical physics is entrusted only to those persons licensed
under the Act.