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PDFWAC 246-926-100

Definitions—Alternative training radiologic technologists.

(1) Definitions. For the purposes of certifying radiologic technologists by alternative training methods the following definitions apply:
(a) "One quarter credit hour" equals eleven "contact hours";
(b) "One semester credit hour" equals sixteen contact hours;
(c) "One contact hour" is considered to be fifty minutes lecture time or one hundred minutes laboratory time;
(d) "One clinical year" is considered to be 1900 contact hours.
(e) "Direct supervision" means the supervisory clinical evaluator is on the premises and is quickly and easily available.
(f) "Indirect supervision" means the supervising physician is on site no less than half-time.
(g) "Allied health care profession" means an occupation for which programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, the Joint Review Committee for Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology or the former American Medical Association Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation.
(h) "Formal education" means education obtained from postsecondary vocational/technical schools and institutions, community or junior colleges, and senior colleges and universities accredited by regional accrediting associations or by other recognized accrediting agencies or programs approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, the Joint Review Committee for Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology or the former American Medical Association Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation.
(2) Clinical practice experience shall be supervised and verified by the approved clinical evaluators who must be:
(a) A radiologic technologist who provides direct supervision and is certified by the department in the specialty area for which the individual in the alternative training program is requesting certification; and
(b) A physician who provides indirect supervision. The physician supervisor shall routinely critique the films and evaluate the quality of the trainees' work; or
(c) The physician who is providing indirect supervision may also provide direct supervision, when a certified nuclear medicine technologist is not available, for individuals requesting to become certified as a nuclear medicine technologist.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.84.040. WSR 06-01-103, § 246-926-100, filed 12/21/05, effective 1/21/06; WSR 03-10-100, § 246-926-100, filed 5/7/03, effective 6/7/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-926-100, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.84.040. WSR 89-01-015 (Order PM 802), § 308-183-090, filed 12/9/88.]
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