§ 5-68.1-4. License required.
(a) No individual shall practice radiologic technology or shall represent themselves as practicing radiologic technology, unless they are licensed under this chapter. The provisions of this section do not apply to:
(1) A licensed practitioner when practicing within his or her field of expertise.
(2) A student of medicine, when under the general supervision of an instructor who is a radiologist and when acting within the scope of practice.
(3) A dentist, licensed dental hygienist or certified dental assistant when practicing within his or her field of expertise.
(4) A podiatry assistant who has received a "certificate of completion" from the Community College of Rhode Island or other equivalent training approved by the board, after having taken and passed the course on "radiography for podiatry assistance" and when acting within the practice of podiatry.
(5) A medical physicist when practicing within his or her field of expertise.
(6) A licensed healthcare provider at a licensed ambulatory care facility on Block Island and where the director of health determines a waiver of the licensure requirements to be in the interest of public health.
(7) A radiologist assistant who is certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, or by a comparable national certifying board as approved by the director.
(b) Nothing in this chapter is intended to limit, preclude or interfere with the practice of persons and health care providers licensed by appropriate agencies of Rhode Island.
(c) This chapter does not prohibit an individual enrolled in an approved school of radiologic technology, under the direct supervision of a radiologist or a licensed radiologic technologist, from performing those duties essential for completion of a student's clinical service.
(d) This chapter is not intended to supersede the mammography rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to § 23-17-32.
(P.L. 2010, ch. 137, § 2; P.L. 2010, ch. 139, § 2; P.L. 2013, ch. 265, § 2; P.L. 2013, ch. 354, § 2; P.L. 2015, ch. 141, art. 20, § 12.)