(1) If an outpatient center for primary care provides diagnostic imaging services, the center must meet the following standards:

(a) a qualified full-time, part-time, or consulting radiologist must be utilized to interpret radiographic tests that are determined by the medical staff to require a radiologist's specialized knowledge;

(b) only personnel designated as qualified by the medical staff, and meeting requirements of state law, may use the radiographic equipment and administer procedures;

(c) each report that contains interpretations must be signed by the radiologist or other practitioner who provided the radiological services; and

(d) the facility must maintain diagnostic imaging film and electrodiagnostic tracings:

(i) for at least five years; and

(ii) interpretations must be retained for the same periods required for the medical records provided by ARM 37.106.402.

History: 50-5-103, 53-6-106, MCA; IMP, 50-5-103, 50-5-106, 50-5-201, MCA; NEW, 2011 MAR p. 578, Eff. 4/15/11.