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HF 819

2nd Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/06/2019 11:46am

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A bill for an act
relating to health; authorizing the x-ray practice of cardiovascular technologists
who meet certain education requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
section 144.121, subdivision 5a.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.121, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:

Subd. 5a.

Limited x-ray machine operator practice.

(a) A limited x-ray operator may
only practice medical radiography on limited regions of the human anatomy for which the
operator has successfully passed an examination identified in subdivision 5, unless the
operator meets one of the exemptions described in paragraph (b). The operator may practice
using only routine radiographic procedures, for the interpretation by and under the direction
of a deleted text begin licenseddeleted text end new text begin qualifiednew text end practitioner, excluding computed tomography, the use of contrast
media, and the use of fluoroscopic or mammographic equipment.

(b) This subdivision does not apply to:

(1) limited x-ray machine operators who passed the examination that was required before
January 1, 2008;

(2) certified radiologic technologists, licensed dental hygienists, registered dental
assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and registered physician assistants;

(3) individuals who are licensed in Minnesota to practice medicine, osteopathic medicine,
chiropractic, podiatry, or dentistry; deleted text begin and
deleted text end

(4) individuals who are participating in a training course in any of the occupations listed
in clause (2)new text begin ,new text end deleted text begin ordeleted text end (3)new text begin , or (5)new text end for the duration and within the scope of the training coursenew text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (5) cardiovascular technologists who assist with the operation of fluoroscopy equipment
if they:
new text end

new text begin (i) are credentialed by Cardiovascular Credentialing International as a registered
cardiovascular invasive specialist or as a registered cardiac electrophysiology specialist,
are a graduate of an education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of
Allied Health Education Programs, which uses the standards and criteria established by the
Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology, or are designated on
a variance granted by the commissioner, effective July 31, 2019; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) are under the personal supervision and in the physical presence of a qualified
practitioner for diagnosing or treating a disease or condition of the cardiovascular system
in fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures. Cardiovascular technologists may not
activate the fluoroscopic system or evaluate quality control tests
new text end .

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end