"Accredited" means an individual who has satisfactorily completed a nationally recognized examination in nuclear medicine and who maintains the registration or certification of the examining organization. Nationally recognized examinations are provided by the following organizations:
the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (N) (ARRT);
the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB); or
the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (NM) (ASCP).
"Nuclear medicine technologist" means a person other than a licensed practitioner of the healing arts who administers radiopharmaceuticals and related drugs to human beings for diagnostic purposes, performs in vivo and in vitro detection and measurement of radioactivity, and administers radiopharmaceuticals to human beings for therapeutic purposes. A nuclear medicine technologist may perform such procedures only while under the general supervision of a licensed practitioner of the healing arts who is licensed to possess and use radioactive materials.
"Direct supervision" means an accredited nuclear medicine technologist or an authorized user currently listed on an agreement state or United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission radioactive materials license is physically present in the facility and available to respond.
November 28, 2012
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