Therapeutic and Technical Services: Physical Therapists

ORS 688.620
Practice of fluoroscopy by advanced practice registered nurse

  • permit
  • fees
  • rules


(1)

As used in this section:

(a)

“Advanced practice registered nurse” means a person who meets the requirements of ORS 678.025 (Use of title “Advanced Practice Registered Nurse”).

(b)

“Fluoroscopy” has the meaning given that term in ORS 688.510 (Certificate to practice fluoroscopy).

(c)

“Medical imaging licensee” has the meaning given that term in ORS 688.405 (Definitions for ORS 688.405 to 688.605).

(d)

“Radiography” has the meaning given that term in ORS 688.405 (Definitions for ORS 688.405 to 688.605).

(e)

“Supervise fluoroscopy” means to provide direction to and consult with the medical imaging licensee who specializes in radiography and who is operating the fluoroscopic X-ray equipment.

(2)

Except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, an advanced practice registered nurse may not supervise fluoroscopy unless the advanced practice registered nurse:

(a)

Holds an active permit issued by the Board of Medical Imaging issued under this section;

(b)

Supervises fluoroscopy only while a medical imaging licensee who specializes in radiography is operating the fluoroscopic X-ray equipment; and

(c)

Complies with this section and any rule adopted by the Board of Medical Imaging, the Oregon State Board of Nursing and the Oregon Health Authority related to fluoroscopy.

(3)

The Board of Medical Imaging shall issue a permit to supervise fluoroscopy to an advanced practice registered nurse who:

(a)

Meets any educational and examination requirements, and pays any related fees, established by the Board of Medical Imaging, the Oregon State Board of Nursing and the authority;

(b)

Submits an application to the Board of Medical Imaging in a form and manner prescribed by the board;

(c)

Pays a permit application fee established by the board by rule; and

(d)

Meets the standards of ethical and professional conduct established by a credentialing organization or professional society related to the practice of medical imaging, as approved by the board by rule.

(4)

The Board of Medical Imaging shall renew a permit issued under this section if the advanced practice registered nurse:

(a)

Submits a renewal application to the board in a form and manner prescribed by the board;

(b)

Pays a renewal fee established by the board by rule; and

(c)

Completes any continuing education required by the board by rule.

(5)

(a) An advanced practice registered nurse may, under the supervision of a physician licensed under ORS chapter 677 or an advanced practice registered nurse who holds a permit issued under this section, supervise fluoroscopy as part of an educational plan or program for the purpose of meeting any educational requirements to be eligible for a permit under this section.

(b)

Fluoroscopic X-ray equipment used under this subsection must be operated by a medical imaging licensee who specializes in radiography.

(6)

Nothing in this section authorizes an advanced practice registered nurse to operate fluoroscopic X-ray equipment.

(7)

A person other than a physician licensed under ORS chapter 677 or an advanced practice registered nurse authorized under this section may not supervise fluoroscopy unless specifically allowed by law.

(8)

Subject to the provisions of ORS chapter 183, the Board of Medical Imaging may refuse to issue or renew a permit under this section or may suspend or revoke a permit under this section if the applicant or permit holder violates a provision of this section or a rule adopted by the Board of Medical Imaging, the Oregon State Board of Nursing or the authority related to fluoroscopy.

(9)

The Board of Medical Imaging, the Oregon State Board of Nursing and the authority may adopt rules as necessary to carry out this section. Any rules adopted under this section must include rules establishing a waiver process through which an advanced practice registered nurse may submit documentation demonstrating sufficient experience or education to exempt the advanced practice registered nurse from any clinical or didactic educational requirements adopted by the Board of Medical Imaging under subsection (3) of this section. [2019 c.128 §1]

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