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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations


(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 2857)
  • § 2857. Supervision and scope of practice

    (a) The number of radiologist assistants permitted to practice under the direction and supervision of a radiologist shall be determined by the Board after review of the system of care delivery in which the supervising radiologist and radiologist assistants propose to practice. Scope of practice and levels of supervision shall be consistent with guidelines adopted by the American College of Radiology, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, and the ARRT. The authority of a radiologist assistant to practice shall terminate immediately upon termination of the radiologist assistant's employment, and the primary supervising radiologist shall immediately notify the Board and the Commissioner of the Department of Health of the termination. The radiologist assistant's authority to practice shall not resume until he or she provides proof of other employment and a protocol as required under this chapter.

    (b) Subject to the limitations set forth in subsection (a) of this section, the radiologist assistant's scope of practice shall be limited to that delegated to the radiologist assistant by the primary supervising radiologist and for which the radiologist assistant is qualified by education, training, and experience. At no time shall the practice of the radiologist assistant exceed the normal scope of the supervising radiologist's practice. A radiologist assistant may not interpret images, make diagnoses, or prescribe medications or therapies. (Added 2009, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 19a, eff. May 12, 2010.)