Chapter 4774-1 Radiologist Assistants Certification

4774-1-01 Definitions.

(A) "Board" means the state medical board of Ohio.

(B) For purposes of Chapter 4774. of the Revised Code, the following definitions apply:

(1) "General Anesthesia" means a drug-induced loss of consciousness during which patients are not arousable, even by painful stimulation. The ability to independently maintain ventilatory functions is often impaired. Patients often require assistance in maintaining a patent airway, and positive pressure ventilation may be required because of depressed spontaneous ventilation or drug-induced depression of neuromuscular function. Cardiovascular function may be impaired.

(2) "Deep sedation" means a drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients cannot be easily aroused but respond purposefully following repeated or painful stimulation. The ability to independently maintain ventilatory function may be impaired. Patients may require assistance is maintaining a patent airway and spontaneous ventilation may be inadequate. Cardiovascular function is usually maintained.

(3) "Moderate sedation" means a drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation. Reflex withdrawal from a pain stimulus is not a purposeful response. No interventions are required to maintain a patent airway, and spontaneous ventilation is adequate. Cardiovascular function is maintained.

(4) "Minimal sedation" means a drug-induced state during which patients respond normally to verbal commands. Although cognitive function and coordination may be impaired, ventilatory and cardiovascular functions are unaffected. Sedation achieved through intravenous administration of drugs is not a form of minimal sedation.

Effective: 02/28/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/28/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4774. 11
Rule Amplifies: 4774.11

4774-1-02 [Effective until 11/30/2016] Application for a certificate to practice.

(A) An applicant for an initial certificate to practice or a restored certificate to practice as a radiologist assistant shall file a written application under oath on the forms prescribed by the board, and provide such other facts and materials as the board requires.

(B) No application shall be considered filed, and shall not be reviewed, until the non-refundable application fee of two hundred dollars has been received by the board.

(C) All application materials submitted to the board by applicants may be thoroughly investigated. The board may contact individuals, agencies, or organizations for recommendations or other information about applicants as the board deems necessary. Applicants may be requested to appear before the board or a representative thereof as part of the application process.

(D) An application shall be considered to be complete when all of the following requirements are met:

(1) The application fee required pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule has been received by the board;

(2) The applicant has complied with the requirements of paragraph (A) of rule 4774-2-02 of the Administrative Code and the board has received the results of the criminal records checks and any other forms required to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (A) of rule 4774-2-02 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Verification of the applicant's current licensure as a radiographer has been received directly from the "Ohio Department of Health."

(4) Verification of the applicant's current certification has been received by the board directly from the "American Registry of Radiologic Technologists;"

(5) All information required by division (B) of section 4774.03 of the Revised Code, including such other facts and materials as the board requires, has been received by the board; and

(6) The board is not conducting an investigation, pursuant to section 4774.14 of the Revised Code, of evidence appearing to show that the applicant has violated section 4774.13 of the Revised Code or applicable rules adopted by the board.

(E) If the application is not complete within six months of the date the application is filed with the board because required information, facts, or other materials have not been received by the board, the board may notify the applicant by certified mail that it intends to consider the application abandoned if the application is not completed.

(1) The written notice shall:

(a) Specifically identify the information, facts, or other materials required to complete the application; and

(b) Inform the applicant that the information, facts, or other materials must be received by the deadline date specified; that if the application remains incomplete at the close of business on the deadline date the application may be deemed to be abandoned and no further review of the application will occur; and that if the application is abandoned the submitted fees shall neither be refundable or transferrable to a subsequent application.

(2) If all of the information, facts, or other materials are received by the board by the deadline date and the application is deemed to be complete, the board shall process the application and may require updated information as it deems necessary.

Effective: 02/28/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/28/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4774.11
Rule Amplifies: 4774.03, 4774.031, 4774.04, 4774.11

4774-1-02 [Effective 11/30/2016] Application for a certificate to practice.

(A) An applicant for an initial certificate to practice or a restored certificate to practice as a radiologist assistant shall file an application under oath in the manner provided in secton 4774.03 of the Revised Code, and provide such other facts and materials as the board requires.

(B) No application shall be considered filed, and shall not be reviewed, until the non-refundable application fee of two hundred dollars has been received by the board.

(C) All application materials submitted to the board by applicants may be thoroughly investigated. The board may contact individuals, agencies, or organizations for recommendations or other information about applicants as the board deems necessary. Applicants may be requested to appear before the board or a representative thereof as part of the application process.

(D) An application shall be considered to be complete when all of the following requirements are met:

(1) The application fee required pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule has been received by the board;

(2) The applicant has complied with the requirements of paragraph (A) of rule 4774-2-02 of the Administrative Code and the board has received the results of the criminal records checks and any other forms required to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (A) of rule 4774-2-02 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Verification of the applicant's current licensure as a radiographer has been received directly from the "Ohio Department of Health."

(4) Verification of the applicant's current certification has been received by the board directly from the "American Registry of Radiologic Technologists;"

(5) All information required by division (B) of section 4774.03 of the Revised Code, including such other facts and materials as the board requires, has been received by the board; and

(6) The board is not conducting an investigation, pursuant to section 4774.14 of the Revised Code, of evidence appearing to show that the applicant has violated section 4774.13 of the Revised Code or applicable rules adopted by the board.

(E) If the application is not complete within six months of the date the application is filed with the board because required information, facts, or other materials have not been received by the board, the board may notify the applicant by certified mail that it intends to consider the application abandoned if the application is not completed.

(1) The written notice shall:

(a) Specifically identify the information, facts, or other materials required to complete the application; and

(b) Inform the applicant that the information, facts, or other materials must be received by the deadline date specified; that if the application remains incomplete at the close of business on the deadline date the application may be deemed to be abandoned and no further review of the application will occur; and that if the application is abandoned the submitted fees shall neither be refundable or transferrable to a subsequent application.

(2) If all of the information, facts, or other materials are received by the board by the deadline date and the application is deemed to be complete, the board shall process the application and may require updated information as it deems necessary.

Effective: 11/30/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/16/2016 and 11/30/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4774.11
Rule Amplifies: 4774.03, 4774.031, 4774.04, 4774.11
Prior Effective Dates: 2/28/09

4774-1-02.1 Military provisions related to certificate to practice as a radiologist assistant.

(A) Definitions

(1) "Armed forces" means any of the following:

(a) The armed forces of the United States, including the army, navy, air force, marine corps, and coast guard;

(b) A reserve component of the armed forces listed in paragraph (A)(1)(a) of this rule;

(c) The national guard, including the Ohio national guard or the national guard of any other state;

(d) The commissioned corps of the United States public health service;

(e) The merchant marine service during wartime;

(f) Such other service as may be designated by Congress; or

(g) The Ohio organized militia when engaged in full-time national guard duty for a period of more than thirty days.

(2) "Board" means the state medical board of Ohio.

(B) Eligibility for licensure

For the purposes of section 5903.03 of the Revised Code, the board has determined that there are no military programs of training, military primary specialties, or lengths of service that are substantially equivalent to or exceed the educational and experience requirements for licensure as a radiologist assistant.

(C) Renewal of an expired license

An expired license to practice as a radiologist assistant shall be renewed upon payment of the biennial renewal fee provided in section 4774.06 of the Revised Code and without a late fee or re-examination if the holder meets all of the following three requirements

(1) The licensee is not otherwise disqualified from renewal because of mental or physical disability;

(2) The licensee meets the requirements for renewal under section 4774.06 of the Revised Code;

(3) Either of the following situations applies:

(a) The license was not renewed because of the licensee's servicei n the armed forces, or

(b) The license was not renewed because the licensee's spouse servedin the armed forces, and the service resulted in the licensee's absence from this state.

(4) The licensee or the licensee's spouse, whichever is applicable, has presented satisfactory evidence of the service member's discharge under honorable conditions or release under honorable conditions from active duty or national guard duty within six months after the discharge or release.

(D) For purposes of sections 5903.12 and 5903.121 of the Revised Code, radiologist assistants are not required to report continuing education coursework to the board.

Effective: 9/30/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/30/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5903.03, 4774.11
Rule Amplifies: 5903.03; 5903.12, 5903.121

4774-1-03 [Effective until 11/30/2016] Renewal of a certificate to practice.

(A) Renewal, reinstatement, or restoration of a certificate to practice as a radiologist assistant shall be in the manner and according to the requirements of section 4774.06 of the Revised Code.

(1) An applicant for renewal, reinstatement, or restoration of a certificate to practice as a radiology assistant shall file a written application under oath on the forms prescribed by the board.

(2) An application for renewal, reinstatement, or restoration of a certificate to practice shall not be considered filed, and shall not be reviewed, until the board has received the nonrefundable renewal application fee of two hundred dollars.

(B) An application for renewal or reinstatement of a certificate to practice shall be considered complete upon the following:

(1) The board has received the renewal fee specified in paragraph (A) of this rule;

(2) For reinstatement, the monetary penalty required for reinstatement of a certificate to practice has been received by the board; and

(3) The board has received all information required by division (B) of section 4774.06 of the Revised Code.

(C) An application for restoration of a certificate to practice as a radiologist assistant shall be considered complete upon the following:

(1) The board has received the renewal fee specified in paragraph (A) of this rule;

(2) The monetary penalty required for restoration of a certificate to practice has been received by the board;

(3) The board has received all information required by division (B) of section 4774.06 of the Revised Code; and

(4) The applicant has complied with the requirements of paragraph (A) of rule 4774-2-02 of the Administrative Code and the board has received the results of the criminal records checks and any other forms required to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (A) of rule 4774-2-02 of the Administrative Code.

(D) To be considered as having appropriately filed an application for purposes of section 119.06 of the Revised Code, an applicant shall have filed, on or before January thirty-first of the even-numbered year in which the current certificate to practice will expire, a renewal application that is complete in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (C) of this rule.

Effective: 02/28/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/28/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4774.11
Rule Amplifies: 4774.04, 4774.06, 4774.11

4774-1-03 [Effective 11/30/2016] Renewal of a certificate to practice.

(A) Renewal, reinstatement, or restoration of a certificate to practice as a radiologist assistant shall be in the manner and according to the requirements of section 4774.06 of the Revised Code.

(1) An applicant for renewal, reinstatement, or restoration of a certificate to practice as a radiology assistant shall file an application under oath in the manner required by the board.

(2) An application for renewal, reinstatement, or restoration of a certificate to practice shall not be considered filed, and shall not be reviewed, until the board has received the nonrefundable renewal application fee of two hundred dollars.

(B) An application for renewal or reinstatement of a certificate to practice shall be considered complete upon the following:

(1) The board has received the renewal fee specified in paragraph (A) of this rule;

(2) For reinstatement, the monetary penalty required for reinstatement of a certificate to practice has been received by the board; and

(3) The board has received all information required by division (B) of section 4774.06 of the Revised Code.

(C) An application for restoration of a certificate to practice as a radiologist assistant shall be considered complete upon the following:

(1) The board has received the renewal fee specified in paragraph (A) of this rule;

(2) The monetary penalty required for restoration of a certificate to practice has been received by the board;

(3) The board has received all information required by division (B) of section 4774.06 of the Revised Code; and

(4) The applicant has complied with the requirements of paragraph (A) of rule 4774-2-02 of the Administrative Code and the board has received the results of the criminal records checks and any other forms required to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (A) of rule 4774-2-02 of the Administrative Code.

(D) To be considered as having appropriately filed an application for purposes of section 119.06 of the Revised Code, an applicant shall have filed, on or before January thirty-first of the even-numbered year in which the current certificate to practice will expire, a renewal application that is complete in accordance with the requirements of paragraph ( B) of this rule.

Effective: 11/30/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/16/2016 and 11/30/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4774.11
Rule Amplifies: 4774.04, 4774.06, 4774.11
Prior Effective Dates: 2/28/09

4774-1-04 Miscellaneous provisions.

For purposes of Chapter 4774. of the Revised Code and rules promulgated there under:

(A) An adjudication hearing held pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code shall be conducted in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 4731-13 of the Administrative Code.

(B) The provisions of Chapters 4731-13, 4731-14, 4731-15, 4731-16, 4731-17, 4731-19, 4731-26, and 4731-28 of the Administrative Code are applicable to the holder of a certificate to practice as a radiologist assistant issued pursuant to Chapter 4774. of the Revised Code, as though fully set forth in Chapter 4774-01 or 4774-02 of the Administrative Code.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/17/2016 and 08/17/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4774.11
Rule Amplifies: 4774.11, 4774.13, 4774.14
Prior Effective Dates: 2/28/09