2007 ORS 688.405¹
Definitions for ORS 688.405 to 688.605

As used in ORS 688.405 (Definitions for ORS 688.405 to 688.605) to 688.605 (Duty to report violation):

(1) "Approved school of radiologic technology" means a school of radiologic technology accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology or by a regional post-secondary accreditation body, whose graduates are qualified to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination.

(2) "Board" means the Board of Radiologic Technology established by ORS 688.405 (Definitions for ORS 688.405 to 688.605) to 688.605 (Duty to report violation).

(3) "Diagnostic radiologic technologist" means a person other than a licensed practitioner who actually handles X-ray equipment in the process of applying radiation on a human being for diagnostic purposes under the supervision of a licensed practitioner.

(4) "Inactive status" means the status granted by the board to a licensee or limited permit holder who has notified the board of the intent not to practice radiologic technology and of the desire to retain the right to reinstate the license or limited permit subject to board rule.

(5) "Licensed practitioner" means a person licensed or otherwise authorized by Oregon law to practice one of the healing arts.

(6) "License" means a license granted and issued by the board to practice radiologic technology.

(7) "Limited permit course of study" means a board approved set of didactical and clinical experience elements designed to prepare a student for obtaining practical experience and for passing the limited permit examination described in ORS 688.515 (Limited permit).

(8) "Limited permit holder" means a person other than a radiation therapist or a diagnostic radiologic technologist who handles X-ray equipment in the process of applying radiation on a human being for diagnostic purposes under the supervision of a licensed practitioner and who has met the requirements of ORS 688.515 (Limited permit).

(9) "Radiation oncologist" means a physician who is either certified or eligible for certification in therapeutic radiology by the American Board of Radiology or its equivalent or who is certified in general radiology by the American Board of Radiology and who devotes all professional time to the investigation and management of neoplastic disorders inclusive of teaching such investigation and management.

(10) "Radiation therapist" means a person, other than a licensed practitioner, who handles ionizing radiation in the process of applying radiation on a human being for therapeutic purposes under the supervision of a licensed practitioner.

(11) "Radiation therapy" means the use of ionizing radiation upon a human being for therapeutic purposes.

(12) "Radiologic technologist" means a person other than a licensed practitioner who practices radiologic technology as a:

(a) Diagnostic radiologic technologist; or

(b) Radiation therapist.

(13) "Radiologic technology" means the use of ionizing radiation upon a human being for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

(14) "Radiologist" means a person duly licensed to practice medicine in the State of Oregon and who is certified by the American Board of Radiology or by the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology.

(15) "Supervision" means the act of monitoring the performance of diagnostic X-ray technology through periodic inspection, regardless of whether or not the supervising licensed practitioner is continuously physically present during the performance of such diagnostic X-ray technology. [1977 c.534 §2; 1981 c.603 §6; 1999 c.517 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 688—Therapeutic and Technical Services: Physical Therapists; Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists; Hemodialysis Technicians; Athletic Trainers; Respiratory Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­688.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 688, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­688ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.