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Definitions.

The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "ARRT" means the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
(2) "Cardiovascular invasive specialist" means a person certified under chapter 18.84 RCW to assist in cardiac or vascular catheterization procedures.
(3) "Department" means the department of health.
(4) "Direct supervision" means the appropriate licensed practitioner is on the premises and is quickly and easily available.
(a) For a diagnostic, therapeutic, or nuclear medicine radiologic technologist, the appropriate licensed practitioner is a physician licensed under chapter 18.71 or 18.57 RCW.
(b) For a radiologist assistant, the appropriate licensed practitioner is a radiologist.
(5) "General supervision" for a radiologist assistant means the procedure is furnished under the supervising radiologist's overall direction and control. The supervising radiologist must be on-call or be available for consultation.
(6) "Hospital" means any health care institution licensed pursuant to chapter 70.41 RCW.
(7) "Nursing home" means any health care institution which comes under chapter 18.51 RCW.
(8) "Personal supervision" means the supervising physician must be in the room during the performance of the procedure.
(a) For a cardiovascular invasive specialist, the supervising physician is a physician licensed under chapter 18.71 or 18.57 RCW.
(b) For a radiologist assistant, the supervising physician is a radiologist.
(9) "Radiological technologist" means a person certified under chapter 18.84 RCW.
(10) "Radiologist" means a licensed physician licensed under chapter 18.71 or 18.57 RCW and certified by the American Board of Radiology or the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology.
(11) "Radiologist assistant" means an advanced-level diagnostic radiologic technologist certified under chapter 18.84 RCW.
(12) "Registered X-ray technician" means a person who is registered with the department, and who applies ionizing radiation at the direction of a licensed practitioner.
(13) "Unprofessional conduct" as used in this chapter means the conduct described in RCW 18.130.180.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.84.040 and 43.70.250. WSR 12-10-094, § 246-926-020, filed 5/2/12, effective 5/3/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.84.040. WSR 10-10-043, § 246-926-020, filed 4/27/10, effective 5/28/10; WSR 06-01-104, § 246-926-020, filed 12/21/05, effective 1/21/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.84.040 and 18.130.070. WSR 92-05-010 (Order 237), § 246-926-020, filed 2/7/92, effective 2/19/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-926-020, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.130.070. WSR 89-14-092 (Order PM 842), § 308-183-010, filed 6/30/89.]
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