TITLE XXX
OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

CHAPTER 328-J
MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION THERAPY

Section 328-J:11


See Emergency Order #46 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-46-Emerg. (2020, 2046:1.)), issued pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-04 (2020, 1004:1.)) as extended by Executive Orders 2020-05 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-05 (2020, 1005:1.)); 2020-08 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-08 (2020, 1008:1.)); 2020-09 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-09 (2020, 1009:1.)); 2020-010 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-010 (2020, 1010:1.)); 2020-014 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-014 (2020, 1014:1.)); 2020-015 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-015 (2020, 1015:1.)); 2020-016 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-016 (2020, 1016:1.)); 2020-017 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-017 (2020, 1017:1.)); 2020-018 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-018 (2020, 1018:1.)); 2020-020 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-020 (2020, 1020:1.)); 2020-021 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-021 (2020, 1021:1.)); 2020-022 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-022 (2020, 1022:1.)); 2020-023 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-023 (2020, 1023:1.)); 2020-024 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-024 (2020, 1024:1.)); 2020-025 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-025 (2020, 1025:1.)); 2021-01 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2021-01 (2021, 1001:1.)), related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, for potential impact on the terms of this section.
    328-J:11 Licensure; Medical Imaging Professionals and Radiation Therapists. –
The board shall issue licenses to individuals who meet the following qualifications:
I. Limited x-ray machine operator license. To qualify for a license as a limited x-ray machine operator, an applicant shall meet the following requirements:
(a) Be at least 18 years of age;
(b) Have obtained a high school diploma or have passed an approved equivalency test;
(c) Successfully complete a course of study in limited x-ray machine operation approved by the board; and
(d) Pass an examination in limited x-ray machine operation approved by the board. To assess an applicant's competence in limited x-ray machine operation the board may use:
(1) The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist limited x-ray machine operator examination for limited bone density, chest, extremities, podiatric, skull/sinus, and podiatric radiography;
(2) The American Chiropractic Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination in spine radiography;
(3) The American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants examination in podiatric radiography;
(4) The International Society for Clinical Densitometry examination in clinical bone densitometry technology; or
(5) A certification organization recognized by the board.
II. Magnetic resonance technologist license. To qualify for a license as a magnetic resonance technologist, an applicant shall meet the following requirements:
(a) Be at least 18 years of age;
(b) Have obtained a high school diploma or have passed an approved equivalency test;
(c) Successfully complete a course of study in radiography and additional educational requirements in magnetic resonance technology approved by the board; and
(d) Possess current certification and registration in radiography from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or current certification and registration in magnetic resonance from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or a certification organization approved by the board.
(e) By January 1, 2020, all applicants for a magnetic resonance technologist license shall be certified in magnetic resonance by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or a certification organization recognized by the board.
III. Nuclear medicine technologist license. To qualify for a license as a nuclear medicine technologist, an applicant shall meet the following requirements:
(a) Be at least 18 years of age;
(b) Have obtained a high school diploma or have passed an approved equivalency test;
(c) Successfully complete a course of study in nuclear medicine technology approved by the board; and
(d) Possess current certification and registration in nuclear medicine technology from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, or a certification organization recognized by the board.
IV. Radiation therapist license. To qualify for a license as a radiation therapist, an applicant shall meet the following requirements:
(a) Be at least 18 years of age;
(b) Have obtained a high school diploma or have passed an approved equivalency test;
(c) Successfully complete a course of study in radiation therapy approved by the board; and
(d) Possess current certification and registration in radiation therapy from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or a certification organization recognized by the board.
V. Radiographer license. To qualify for a license as a radiographer, an applicant shall meet the following requirements:
(a) Be at least 18 years of age;
(b) Have obtained a high school diploma or have passed an approved equivalency test;
(c) Successfully complete a course of study in radiography approved by the board; and
(d) Possess current certification and registration in radiography from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or a certification organization approved by the board.
VI. Radiologist assistant license. To qualify for a license as a radiologist assistant, an applicant shall meet the following requirements:
(a) Possess a radiographer license and current certification and registration in radiography from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or a certification organization approved by the board;
(b) Possess current certification and registration as a radiologist assistant or radiology practitioner assistant from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, Certification Board of Radiology Physician Assistants or a certification organization approved by the board; and
(c) Submit to the board clinical protocols signed by the supervising radiologist specifying procedures that are performed by the radiologist assistant, levels of radiologist supervision, and locations of practice designated by the supervising radiologist. Updated protocols shall be submitted biannually consistent with license renewal. The radiologist assistant scope of practice shall be consistent with the most recent version of the Radiologist Assistant Practice Standards published by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
VII. Sonographer license. To qualify for a license as a sonographer, an applicant shall meet the following requirements:
(a) Be at least 18 years of age;
(b) Have obtained a high school diploma or have passed an approved equivalency test;
(c) Successfully complete a course of study in sonography approved by the board; and
(d) Possess current certification and registration in sonography from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cardiovascular Credentialing International, or a certification organization approved by the board.
VIII. Cardiac electrophysiology specialist licensure. To qualify for a license as a cardiac electrophysiology specialist, an applicant shall meet the following requirements:
(a) Be at least 18 years of age;
(b) Have obtained a high school diploma or have passed an approved equivalency test;
(c) Successfully complete a course of study in cardiac electrophysiology approved by the board; and
(d) Possess current certification in cardiac electrophysiology from Cardiovascular Credentialing International or a certifying organization approved by the board.
IX. Cardiovascular invasive specialist license. To qualify for a license as a cardiovascular invasive specialist, an applicant shall meet the following requirements:
(a) Be at least 18 years of age;
(b) Have obtained a high school diploma or have passed an approved equivalency test;
(c) Successfully complete a course of study in cardiovascular invasive procedures approved by the board; and
(d) Possess current certification in cardiovascular invasive procedures from Cardiovascular Credentialing International or a certifying organization approved by the board.
X. Computed tomography license. To qualify for a license in computed tomography, an applicant shall meet the following requirements:
(a) Be at least 18 years of age;
(b) Have obtained a high school diploma or have passed an approved equivalency test;
(c) Successfully complete a course of study in computed tomography approved by the board; and
(d) Possess current certification and registration in tomography from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or a certification organization approved by the board.

Source. 2016, 54:2, eff. July 1, 2016. 2020, 37:91, eff. Sept. 27, 2020.