(1) A RA/RPA may only perform diagnostic procedures under the general supervision of a licensed radiologist. In order for a RA/RPA to be considered under the general supervision of a radiologist, the RA/RPA must:
(a) meet with the supervising radiologist on a regularly scheduled basis of not less than once every month;
(b) provide the supervising radiologist with copies of records from procedures the RA/RPA has performed;
(c) seek input from the supervising radiologist regarding any issues relating to the RA/RPA's performance of diagnostic procedures; and
(d) have a means of contacting the radiologist in order to obtain a timely consultation.
(i) Consultations with the supervising radiologist are considered timely if the radiologist replies to the RA/RPA within eight hours of the RA/RPA's request for consultation.
(2) Consultations with the supervising radiologist shall be conducted as needed:
(a) in person;
(b) by telephone;
(c) by interactive videoconferencing; or
(d) by electronic means of communication, such as e-mail or picture, archives, and communication system (PACS) .
(3) The RA/RPA shall not perform any diagnostic procedure for which a consultation is needed or appropriate, until such time as consultation has occurred and the RA/RPA has been advised or directed by the radiologist on how to proceed.