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65-7302. Definitions. As used in this act:

(a) "Board" means the state board of healing arts.

(b) "Ionizing radiation" means x-rays, gamma rays, alpha and beta particles, high speed electrons, protons, neutrons and other nuclear particles capable of producing ions directly or indirectly in its passage through matter.

(c) "License" means a certificate issued by the board authorizing the licensee to perform radiologic technology procedures on humans for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

(d) "Licensed practitioner" means a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery, dentistry, podiatry or chiropractic in this state, or a person licensed as a physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse or naturopathic doctor in this state.

(e) "Licensure" and "licensing" mean a method of regulation by which the state grants permission to persons who meet predetermined qualifications to engage in a health related occupation or profession.

(f) "Nuclear medicine technologist" means a person who uses radio pharmaceutical agents on humans for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

(g) "Nuclear medicine technology" means the use of radio nuclides on human beings for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

(h) "Radiation therapist" means a person who applies radiation to humans for therapeutic purposes.

(i) "Radiation therapy" means the use of any radiation procedure or article intended for the cure, mitigation or prevention of disease in humans.

(j) "Radiographer" means a person who applies radiation to humans for diagnostic purposes.

(k) "Radiography" means the use of ionizing radiation on human beings for diagnostic purposes.

(l) "Radiologic technologist" means any person who is a radiographer, radiation therapist or nuclear medicine technologist.

(m) "Radiologic technology" means the use of radioactive substance or equipment emitting or detecting ionizing radiation on humans for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes upon prescription of a licensed practitioner. The term includes the practice of radiography, nuclear medicine technology and radiation therapy, but does not include echocardiography, diagnostic sonography and magnetic resonance imaging.

History: L. 2004, ch. 84, § 2; L. 2019, ch. 55, § 39; May 9.

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