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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 104. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH [106500 - 119405]

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

PART 1. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSONNEL [106500 - 107175]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

CHAPTER 4. Professional Certification [106600 - 107175]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 6. Nuclear Medicine Technology [107150 - 107175]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

107150.
  

“Nuclear medicine technology” means that technology applied under the supervision of a physician and surgeon or a licensed clinical bioanalyst, when performing in vitro procedures, that pertains to the utilization of radiopharmaceuticals for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans and includes: (1) the standardization of radiopharmaceutical dosages prior to administering the preparation of radiopharmaceutical agents in accordance with department regulations, (2) the administration of radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with statute or regulation, and (3) the calibration and use of radiation detection instruments and equipment to obtain clinical information. Nuclear medicine technology includes in vitro tests performed in a licensed clinical laboratory that use a radioactive marker substance not administered to human subjects and in vivo nuclear medicine procedures that involve administration of a radioactive marker substance to humans.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

107155.
  

(a) Any person not currently licensed as a physician and surgeon pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 2000) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, or as a clinical laboratory technologist, bioanalyst, or clinical chemist pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1200) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, who performs nuclear medicine technology shall be subject to the standards of competence established by the department pursuant to this article.

(b) Nothing in this article shall be construed to limit the existing authority of, or scope of practice of, a physician and surgeon, clinical laboratory technologist, bioanalyst, or clinical chemist granted pursuant to their licenses, or to further require persons to establish competence to perform in vitro tests.

(c) In vitro procedures using radioactive materials shall be performed in a licensed clinical laboratory.

(d) This article shall not apply to any of the following persons:

(1) Any person employed by an agency of the United States government, while performing the duties of the employment.

(2) A licensed clinical laboratory technologist who administers a radioactive marker test substance to a human subject to perform a measurement on a sample containing the radioactive marker test substance that has been removed from the subject.

(3) A registered pharmacist who handles radioactive drugs in accordance with the California State Board of Pharmacy regulations contained in the most recent version of Sections 1708.3 to 1708.8, inclusive, of Article 2 of Chapter 17 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.

(4) (A) A person who holds a current, valid certificate in diagnostic radiologic technology pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 114870 may perform a positron emission tomography scan only on a dual mode machine on which both a positron emission tomography scan and a computerized tomography scan may be performed if both of the following conditions are met:

(i) The person holds a current, valid certificate in positron emission tomography issued by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, or a similarly recognized organization, has registered with the department pursuant to Section 106977 as participating in on-the-job training to meet clinical competencies required by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, or a similarly recognized organization, and is under the direct supervision of a person who currently meets the standards of competence for the performance of nuclear medicine technology, or complies with the regulations issued by the department governing students of nuclear medicine technology in order to obtain a current, valid certificate in positron emission tomography issued by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.

(ii) The person is under the supervision of a person who is an authorized user identified on a specific license authorizing medical use of radioactive materials pursuant to the Radiation Control Law (Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 114960) of Part 9).

(B) A violation of this paragraph is a misdemeanor pursuant to Section 107075 and a violator is subject to discipline pursuant to Sections 107065 and 107070.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 238, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2009.)

107160.
  

(a)  The department shall provide by regulation a schedule of fees that shall be paid by persons applying to establish their competence to perform nuclear medicine technology. The revenue derived from the fees shall be sufficient to cover all costs incurred in the administration of this article.

(b)  The fees paid by applicants shall be adjusted annually, pursuant to Section 100425, and the adjusted fee amounts shall be rounded off to the nearest whole dollar.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

107165.
  

The establishment of a person as competent to perform nuclear medicine technology may be denied, revoked, or suspended by the department, for any of the following reasons:

(a)  Habitual intemperance in the use of any alcoholic beverages, narcotics, or stimulants to an extent as to incapacitate for the performance of professional duties.

(b)  Incompetence or negligence in performing nuclear medicine technology functions.

(c)  Establishment of competence to perform nuclear medicine technology by fraud, or misrepresentation, or because of mistake.

(d)  Use of a designation indicating that a person is established by the department as competent to perform nuclear medicine technology by a person who has not been established by the department as competent to perform nuclear medicine technology.

(e)  Violation of the provisions of this article or regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

The proceedings for denial, revocation, or suspension pursuant to this section shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, and the department shall have all of the powers granted therein.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

107170.
  

Any person who violates this article or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

107175.
  

The department shall enforce this article.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

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