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SF 966

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/22/2019 02:29pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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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; and

(4) individuals who are participating in a training course in any of the occupations listed
in clause (2) deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end (3)new text begin , or (5)new text end for the duration and within the scope of the training coursedeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; and
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new text begin (5) cardiovascular technologists who are:
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new text begin (i) credentialed by Cardiovascular Credentialing International as a registered
cardiovascular invasive specialist or registered cardiac electrophysiology specialist and
have completed and maintained fluoroscopy safety education and training requirements
established by the commissioner; or
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new text begin (ii) designated on a variance granted by the commissioner prior to July 1, 2019. A
cardiovascular technologist who satisfies the requirements in this clause may only assist
with the operation of fluoroscopy equipment. The cardiovascular technologist may not
activate the fluoroscopic system or evaluate quality control tests. A cardiovascular
technologist may only assist with the operation of fluoroscopy equipment under the personal
supervision of 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.
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