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DIVISION 104. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH [106500 - 119405]

  ( Division 104 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

PART 9. RADIATION [114650 - 115342]

  ( Part 9 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

CHAPTER 6. Radiologic Technology [114840 - 114896]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 2. Definitions [114850- 114850.]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

114850.
  

As used in this chapter:

(a) “Department” means the State Department of Public Health.

(b) “Committee” means the Radiologic Technology Certification Committee.

(c) “Radiologic technology” means the application of X-rays on human beings for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

(d) “Radiologic technologist” means any person, other than a licentiate of the healing arts, making application of X-rays to human beings for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 114870.

(e) “Limited permit” means a permit issued pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 114870 to persons to conduct radiologic technology limited to the performance of certain procedures or the application of X-rays to specific areas of the human body, except for a mammogram.

(f) “Approved school for radiologic technologists” means a school that the department has determined provides a course of instruction in radiologic technology that is adequate to meet the purposes of this chapter.

(g) “Supervision” means responsibility for, and control of, quality, radiation safety, and technical aspects of all X-ray examinations and procedures.

(h) (1) “Licentiate of the healing arts” means a person licensed under the provisions of the Medical Practice Act, the provisions of the initiative act entitled “An act prescribing the terms upon which licenses may be issued to practitioners of chiropractic, creating the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and declaring its powers and duties, prescribing penalties for violation thereof, and repealing all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith,” approved by electors November 7, 1922, as amended, or the Osteopathic Act.

(2) For purposes of Section 114872, a licentiate of the healing arts means a person licensed under the Physician Assistant Practice Act (Chapter 7.7 (commencing with Section 3500) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code) who practices under the supervision of a qualified physician and surgeon pursuant to the act and pursuant to Division 13.8 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.

(i) “Certified supervisor or operator” means a licentiate of the healing arts who has been certified under subdivision (e) of Section 114870 or 107111 to supervise the operation of X-ray machines or to operate X-ray machines, or both.

(j) “Student of radiologic technology” means a person who has started and is in good standing in a course of instruction that, if completed, would permit the person to be certified a radiologic technologist or granted a limited permit upon satisfactory completion of any examination required by the department. “Student of radiologic technology” does not include any person who is a student in a school of medicine, chiropractic, podiatry, dentistry, dental radiography, or dental hygiene.

(k) “Mammogram” means an X-ray image of the human breast.

(l) “Mammography” means the procedure for creating a mammogram.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 328, Sec. 134. (SB 1330) Effective January 1, 2011.)

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