Oregon
Rule Rule 333-106-0368
Computed Tomography X-ray Systems: Qualified CT Medical Physicist


In order to perform a CT survey or provide consultative services on a CT unit, a person must be approved by the Authority, under the provisions of OAR 333-101-0020 (Application for License of Sales, Services, Consultation, and Servicing For Radiation Machines), as a provider of radiation services in CT. In addition, the qualified CT medical physicist shall meet the requirements outlined below:

(1)

Initial qualifications. Before beginning to provide consultation to a CT facility, a medical physicist shall meet one of the following:

(a)

Be certified in diagnostic radiological physics or radiological physics by the American Board of Radiology, or in diagnostic imaging physics by the American Board of Medical Physics, or in diagnostic radiology physics by the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine; or

(b)

Have a graduate degree in medical physics, radiological physics, physics, or other relevant physical science or engineering discipline from an accredited institution and have formal coursework in the biological sciences with at least one course in biology or radiation biology and one course in anatomy, physiology, or similar topics related to the practice of medical physics, and have three years of documented experience in a clinical CT environment. An accredited institution is a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization that has been recognized either by the U.S. department of education (USDE) or by the council for higher education accreditation (CHEA) or both. Individuals with non-U.S. degrees shall provide documentation that their foreign degrees are equivalent to those granted from an approved institution in the U.S. and that the granting institution is equivalent to a regionally accredited institution in the USA; or

(c)

CT medical physicists who, prior to August 1, 2014, have been actively working in the area of CT in the State of Oregon and are specifically approved by the Authority to provide CT medical physics services in Oregon, are exempt from the requirements in subsections (a) and (b) this section.

(2)

Continuing experience. After the second anniversary of the date when the requirements of section (1) of this rule were completed, the medical physicist shall have evaluated at least two CT scanners in the prior 24-month period.

(3)

Continuing education. After the third anniversary of the date when the requirements of section (1) of this rule were completed, the CT medical physicist shall have earned at least 15 continuing medical education units; at least half shall be category 1, in the prior 36-month period. The continuing education shall include credits pertinent to CT.

(4)

Re-establishing qualifications. A CT medical physicist who fails to maintain the required continuing experience or continuing education requirements shall reestablish his or her qualifications before resuming the independent evaluation of CT scanners and facilities, as follows:

(a)

A CT medical physicist who fails to meet the continuing experience requirements of section (2) of this rule shall evaluate two CT scanners under the supervision of a medical physicist, to meet the requirements of section (2) of this rule.

(b)

A CT medical physicist who fails to meet the continuing education requirements of section (3) of this rule shall obtain a sufficient number of additional continuing education credits to meet the requirements of section (3) of this rule.

(5)

Documentation of continuing education and continuing experience shall be kept on file and made available to an inspector upon request.
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