Title 201 | Chapter 046 | Regulation 060REG


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BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
(Amended at ARRS Committee)

201 KAR 46:060.Continuing education requirements.

Section 1.

Mandatory Continuing Education Units.

(1)

Medical imaging technologists, advanced imaging professionals, radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists, and radiation therapists shall obtain a minimum of twenty-four (24) continuing education units per biennium.

(2)

Limited X-Ray machine operators shall obtain a minimum of twelve (12) continuing education units per biennium.

(3)

A continuing education unit shall be earned by participating in fifty (50) contact minutes in an approved continuing education program.

Section 2.

Methods of Acquiring Continuing Education.

(1)

Continuing education units applicable to the renewal of a license shall be directly relevant to the professional growth and development of the medical imaging technologist, radiation therapist, advanced imaging professional, radiographer, nuclear medicine technologist, or limited x-ray machine operator.

(2)

Continuing education units may be earned by completing any of the following educational activities:

(a)

Academic courses relevant to the radiologic sciences or patient care and is offered by a post-secondary educational institution accredited by a mechanism recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board (NMTCB). Relevant courses in the biologic sciences, physical sciences, medical imagingradiologic sciences, interventional procedures, radiation therapy, health and medical sciences, social sciences, verbal communication (oralverbal and written), mathematics, computer use related to medical imaging or radiation therapycomputers, management, cultural competency and ethics related to medical professionals, or post-secondary adult education methodology shall be considered for acceptanceaccepted. Some subject areas that shall not be applicable include formal education clinical hours or/ credits, independent study, courses in archeology, astronomy, fine arts, geology, geography, history, music, philosophy, and religion;

(b)

Continuing education units approved by a professional organization recognized by the board or designated as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM); or

(c)

Continuing education units offered by other individuals, organizations, or institutions that have been approved by the board.

(3)

Academic course credit equivalency for continuing education units shall be based on one (1) academic quarter credit hour is equal to twelve (12)fifteen (15) continuing education units or one (1) academic semester credit hour is equal to sixteen (16) continuing education units.

(4)

A presenter may earn for the development of a continuing education presentation a maximum of twice the continuing education units awarded for the delivery of the presentation. The presenter shall also receive the continuing education approved for attendance at the presentation.

(5)

Credit shall not be issued for repeated instruction of the same course within the biennium.

Section 3.

Procedure for Preapproval of Continuing Education Programs.

(1)

A continuing education program may be approved by two (2) mechanisms:

(a)

By applying and receiving approval from a RCEEM; or

(b)

By applying and receiving approval from the board.

(2)

For board approval of continuing education programs, a person, agency, or company, "CE Sponsor", shall:

(a)

Submit KBMIRT Form 9, Continuing Education Program Approval Request Form at least twenty (20) business days in advance of the date of the offering;

(b)

Submit the continuing education approval fee as established by 201 KAR 46:020, Section 12;

(c)

Provide program participantsparticipant(s) with documentation of participation such as a certificate of completion;

(d)

Participate in the audit of approved continuing education programs including presentation evaluations, attendance, and continuing education participation documentation, as requested by the board; and

(e)

Comply with policies set forth by the board, the ARRT, and NMTCB regarding continuing education programs.

(3)

A continuing education activity shall be approved if the board determines that the activity is appropriate. The criteria as established in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this subsection shall be used by the board to determine the preapproval of a continuing education program.

(a)

The activity shall enhance knowledge and skills associated with professional performance.

(b)

It shall pertain to services provided to patients, the public, or medical profession by an advanced imaging professional, a medical imaging technologist, a radiographer, a radiation therapist, a nuclear medicine technologist, or a limited x-ray machine operator.

(c)

The presenter shall submit a curriculum vitae, an abstract, the objectives, and an outline of the presentation.

(d)

The objectives shall be obtainable for the time frame, outline, and scope of the presentation.

Section 4.

Responsibilities and Reporting Requirements of Licensee. A licensee shall be responsible for obtaining required continuing education units and submit documents only if requested by the board. Each licensee shall maintain all documentation verifying successful completion of continuing education units for the current and prior biennium. Documentation shall include:

(1)

Official transcripts for completed academic courses;

(2)

A copy of the program showing an individual as a presenter of an approved continuing education program; or

(3)

Completion certificates or cards for continuing education programs.

Section 5.

Audit Procedures.

(1)

The board shall audit a random selection of twenty-five (25) percent of limited x-ray machine operator licensees and ten (10) percent of all other licensees per year and notify the randomly-selected licensees.

(2)

Each licensee selected for audit shall furnish documentation of completed continuing education units on KBMIRT Form 8, Licensee Continuing Education Documentation Form, for the identified time frame, and provide the board with a copy of the certificates or records of completion.

(3)

Failure to comply with an audit may result in non-renewal, suspension or revocation of license.

Section 6.

Temporary Licensees. Continuing education requirements shall not apply to the holders of a temporary license.

Section 7.

Incorporation by Reference.

(1)

The following material is incorporated by reference:

(a)

KBMIRT Form 9, "Continuing Education Program Approval Request Form", March 2020; and

(b)

KBMIRT Form 8, "Licensee Continuing Education Documentation Form", March 2020.

(2)

This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, 125 Holmes Street, Suite 320, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This material is also available on the board's Web site at https://kbmirt.ky.gov.

FILED WITH LRC: May 10, 2022
CONTACT PERSON: Elizabeth Morgan, Executive Director, 125 Holmes Street, Suite 320, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, phone +1 (502) 782-5687, fax +1 (502) 782-6495, email elizabeth.morgan@ky.gov.

7-Year Expiration: 10/28/2027

Last Action: 5/20/2022


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