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4732.0306 UNAUTHORIZED USES.

Except as authorized by part 4732.0308, the following equipment or procedures are unauthorized:

A.

hand-held diagnostic imaging devices except forensic examinations during emergency situations provided that all manufacturer's radiation shielding devices are in place;

B.

except for radiation therapy simulators, the use of fluoroscopy by x-ray machine operators for positioning a patient for radiographic imaging, except when done by a licensed practitioner of the healing arts;

C.

the use of fluoroscopy by a person other than a licensed practitioner of the healing arts, physician assistant, registered radiologist assistant, or radiology practitioner assistant when the licensed practitioner of the healing arts, physician assistant, or registered radiologist assistant or radiology practitioner assistant is not physically present in the room, except for maintenance or quality assurance activities, training courses, and animal research procedures being performed by trained individuals;

D.

dental fluoroscopic imaging assemblies; and

E.

demonstrations or training without the use of phantoms and without proper shielding for observers and x-ray machine operators as specified in item A and part 4732.0275.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144.12

History:

32 SR 777

Published Electronically:

December 10, 2007

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