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(1) For the purposes of implementing 37-1-307, MCA, and in addition to the provisions of 37-1-316, MCA, "unprofessional conduct" is defined by this board to include but not be limited to the following:

(a) discrimination against a patient on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, social or economic status, handicap, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems;

(b) unnecessary radiation exposure to patient and public;

(c) withholding information relative to radiologic diagnosis or patient management from any individual authorized to have access to such information;

(d) performing radiologic procedures outside the scope of the license or permit;

(e) failing to report to the board any unethical conduct or illegal activities in the field of radiologic technology of which a licensee has personal knowledge;

(f) failing to cooperate with an investigation or other disciplinary proceeding instituted by the department;

(g) failing to comply with the provision of Title 37, chapter 14, MCA, or any rule promulgated thereunder;

(h) presenting a tampered or fraudulently produced American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) pocket card and/or certificate for application or renewal purposes; and

(i) performing a radiologic technologist procedure (other than a screening mammogram) without an order from a licensed provider.

History: 37-1-131, 37-1-319, 37-14-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-1-316, MCA; NEW, 1984 MAR p. 1629, Eff. 11/16/84; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 1138, Eff. 4/26/96; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 1916, Eff. 7/17/98; TRANS, from Commerce, 2004 MAR p. 3033; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 202, Eff. 2/9/07; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 77, Eff. 1/15/10.

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