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                            CHAPTER 146-H.F.No. 1003 
                  An act relating to health; modifying provisions 
                  relating to X-ray operators and inspections; 
                  establishing an advisory committee; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1994, section 144.121, by adding subdivisions.
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 144.121, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [EXAMINATION FOR INDIVIDUAL OPERATING X-RAY 
        EQUIPMENT.] After January 1, 1997, an individual in a facility 
        with X-ray equipment for use on humans that is registered under 
        subdivision 1 may not operate, nor may the facility allow the 
        individual to operate, X-ray equipment unless the individual has 
        passed an examination approved by the commissioner of health, or 
        an examination determined to the satisfaction of the 
        commissioner of health to be an equivalent national, state, or 
        regional examination, that demonstrates the individual's 
        knowledge of basic radiation safety, proper use of X-ray 
        equipment, darkroom and film processing, and quality assurance 
        procedures.  The commissioner shall establish by rule criteria 
        for the approval of examinations required for an individual 
        operating an X-ray machine in Minnesota. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 144.121, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [INSPECTION.] At the time a facility with X-ray 
        equipment is inspected by the commissioner of health in 
        accordance with subdivision 2, an individual operating X-ray 
        equipment in the facility must be able to show compliance with 
        the requirements of subdivision 5. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 144.121, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] The commissioner of health 
        shall establish an advisory committee for advice on the 
        examination required under subdivision 5.  The committee shall 
        consist of 15 members including, but not limited to, a 
        representative of each of the following associations and 
        licensing boards:  medical, dental, chiropractic, podiatric, 
        nursing, and hospital, and a representative of registered 
        radiologic technologists and laboratory technicians.  The 
        committee shall expire March 31, 1996. 
           Presented to the governor May 8, 1995 
           Signed by the governor May 10, 1995, 10:41 a.m.