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24.156.1701    PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PERFORMING RADIOLOGIC PROCEDURES – ROUTINE AND ADVANCED PROCEDURES

(1) A physician assistant performing routine radiologic procedures must maintain an active limited technologist permit issued by the Montana Board of Radiologic Technologists or provide proof of completion of the coursework required for a limited technologist permit, or provide proof of completion of a course equivalent to that required for a limited technologist permit, or be able to provide proof of adequate training or experience in the clinical setting to assure safe use of ionizing radiation in performance of delegated routine procedures. Such proof must be presented to the board.

(2) A physician assistant performing routine radiologic procedures who holds a limited technologist permit or whose education or training meets the requirements of (1) may not perform procedures that exceed the scope of practice of a limited technologist permit holder. Routine radiologic procedures, within the scope of practice of a limited technologist permit holder, are set forth in rule and adopted by the Montana Board of Radiologic Technologists.

(3) A physician assistant performing fluoroscopy or advanced radiologic procedures, without the direct supervision and guidance of a physician, must meet the education requirements established by the Board of Radiologic Technologists for a Radiology Practitioner Assistant license or have completed the Fluoroscopy Education Framework for the Physician Assistant created through the collaboration of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

(4) A physician assistant performing advanced radiologic procedures may not perform radiologic procedures that exceed the scope of practice of a radiologic practitioner assistant as set forth in rule by the Montana Board of Radiologic Technologists.

History: 37-1-131, 37-20-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-20-101, 37-20-403, MCA; NEW, 2012 MAR p. 404, Eff. 2/24/12.

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