§ 5-68.1-3 Board Composition Appointment and terms of members.
(a) Within the Rhode Island department of health there shall be a board of radiologic technology consisting of seven (7) members as follows:
(1) One member shall be a member of the public who has no financial interest in radiologic technology other than as a consumer or possible consumer of its services. They shall have no financial interest personally or through a spouse.
(2) Two (2) members of the board shall be licensed practitioners, one of whom shall be a radiologist who utilizes ionizing radiation in the normal course of his or her practice. Nominations for the licensed practitioner board members shall be submitted by the Rhode Island Medical Society and the Rhode Island Radiological Society to the director for approval.
(3)(i) Three (3) members of the board shall be licensed under this chapter. One shall be from radiography, one shall be from nuclear medicine, and one shall be from radiation therapy.
(ii) The director shall appoint as radiologic technologist members of the board, individuals currently practicing as registered radiologic technologists in Rhode Island.
(4) One member shall be a representative of the hospital association who shall be nominated by the Hospital Association of Rhode Island and submitted to the director for approval.
(5)(i) The director, with the approval of the governor, shall make appointments for a three (3) year term, but no individual shall serve more than two (2) consecutive terms. Members of the board as of the effective date of this chapter, who were previously appointed pursuant to § 5-68-4, shall continue to serve for the remainder of their appointed term.
(ii) In the event of a vacancy in one of the positions, the director, with the approval of the governor, may appoint an individual who shall fill the unexpired term.
(6) The board shall meet during the first month of each calendar year to select a chairperson and for other purposes. At least one additional meeting shall be held during each calendar year. Meetings may also be called at any time by the chairperson, the director or by written request of two (2) members of the board. A majority of the fully authorized board constitutes a quorum.
(b) The duties of the board shall be as follows:
(1) To evaluate the qualifications of applicants and review the required examination results administered by a testing agency approved by the board;
(2) To recommend to the director the issuance of licenses to applicants who meet the requirements of this chapter;
(3) To administer, coordinate and enforce the provisions of this chapter and investigate persons engaging in practices that may violate the provisions of the chapter;
(4) To recommend to the director the denial or revocation of licenses to practice radiologic technology as provided in this chapter; and
(5) To recommend to the director adoption of rules and regulations pursuant to this chapter.
(P.L. 2010, ch. 137, § 2; P.L. 2010, ch. 139, § 2.)