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Medical Practice Act

Section 45. Radiologic procedures; education and training required.

(a) Supervision.-On and after January 1, 1988, no auxiliary personnel shall perform radiologic procedures on the premises of a medical doctor unless such person is under the direct supervision of a medical doctor and unless such person has passed an examination approved by the board and administered in accordance with section 812.1 of the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, provided that no such auxiliary personnel shall perform radiologic procedures for therapeutic purposes unless the medical doctor under whose direct supervision such auxiliary personnel is acting is on the premises at the time the radiologic procedures are performed.


 (d) Education and testing.-No auxiliary personnel who has or obtains a license, certificate or registration issued by, or on behalf of, a board within the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs or a comparable board of another state, or who has obtained certification as the result of satisfactory completion of a test and an educational course accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the board, shall be required to undergo any additional education or testing pursuant to this section if radiologic procedures were included in the education or the examination which he or she was required to complete successfully in order to be eligible for such license, certificate, registration or certification.

(e) Definition.-As used in this section, the term “radiologic procedures” means the use of ionizing radiation for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.


(“Auxiliary personnel—Persons other than a medical doctor, osteopathic doctor, dentist, podiatrist or chiropractor.”)

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