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24.204.607    CODE OF ETHICS

(1) The board adopts and incorporates by reference the August 1, 2013 edition of the code of ethics by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

(2) Copies of the ARRT code of ethics may be obtained on the ARRT web site at www.arrt.org, or from the office of the board at 301 S. Park Avenue, Helena, or P.O. Box 200513, Helena, Montana 59620-0513.

(3) The RA/RPA shall adhere to and abide by the ARRT code of ethics.

(4) In addition to the ARRT code of ethics, the conduct of the RA/RPA shall be governed by the following additional ethical and professional principles. The RA/RPA shall:

(a) adhere to all state and federal laws governing informed consent concerning patient health care;

(b) seek consultation with the supervising radiologist, other health providers, or qualified professionals having special skills, knowledge or expertise whenever the welfare of the patient will be safeguarded or advanced by such consultation;

(c) provide only those services for which the RA/RPA is qualified via education, demonstration of clinical competency, and as allowed by rule;

(d) not misrepresent in any manner, either directly or indirectly, the RA/RPA's clinical skills, educational experience, professional credentials, identity, or ability and capability to provide radiology health care services;

(e) place service before material gain;

(f) carefully guard against conflicts of professional interest; and

(g) adhere to national, institutional and/or departmental standards, policies and procedures regarding the standards of care for patients.

History: 37-1-131, 37-14-202, 37-14-313, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-14-313, MCA; NEW, 2005 MAR p. 2465, Eff. 12/9/05; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 77, Eff. 1/15/10; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 2274, Eff. 12/25/15.

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