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PDFWAC 246-926-130

Nuclear medicine technologist—Alternative training.

An individual shall have the following alternative training qualifications to be certified as a nuclear medicine technologist.
(1) Have obtained a baccalaureate or associate degree in one of the physical, biological sciences, allied health care professions, or meets the requirements for certification as a diagnostic radiologic technologist or a therapeutic radiologic technologist; have obtained a minimum of two clinical years supervised practice experience in nuclear medicine technology; and completed course content areas outlined in subsection (2) of this section.
(2) The following course content areas of training may be obtained by supervised clinical practice experience: Methods of patient care, computer applications, department organization and function, nuclear medicine in vivo and in vitro procedures, and radionuclide therapy. Clinical practice experience must be verified by the approved clinical evaluators.
The following course content areas of training must be obtained through formal education: Radiation safety and protection - 10 contact hours; radiation biology - 10 contact hours; nuclear medicine physics and radiation physics - 80 contact hours; nuclear medicine instrumentation - 22 contact hours; statistics - 10 contact hours; radionuclide chemistry and radiopharmacology - 22 contact hours.
(3) Individuals participating in the nuclear medicine technologist alternative training program must annually report to the department of health radiologic technologist program the progress of their supervised clinical hours. Notification must be made in writing and must include the street and mailing address of their program and the names of the individual's direct and indirect supervisors.
(4) Must pass an examination approved or administered by the secretary with a minimum scaled score of 75.
(5) Individuals who are registered as a nuclear medicine technologist with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board shall be considered to have met the alternative education and training requirements.
(6) Individuals educated and/or credentialed to practice as a nuclear medicine technologist in another country must provide official documentation of their education and training proving that they meet or exceed alternative training requirements. They must also pass an examination approved or administered by the secretary with a minimum scaled score of 75.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.84.040. WSR 06-01-103, § 246-926-130, filed 12/21/05, effective 1/21/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.84.040 and 18.84.080. WSR 92-05-010 (Order 237), § 246-926-130, filed 2/7/92, effective 2/19/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-926-130, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.84.040. WSR 89-01-015 (Order PM 802), § 308-183-120, filed 12/9/88.]
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