2017 ORS 688.510¹
Certificate to practice fluoroscopy
  • fees
  • rules
  • discipline

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Fluoroscopy” means a technique for generating X-ray images and for presenting the X-ray images simultaneously and continuously as a visible image.

(b) “Physician assistant” means a physician assistant licensed under ORS 677.505 (Application of provisions governing physician assistants to other health professions) to 677.525 (Fees).

(c) “Supervising physician” means a physician licensed under ORS chapter 677 who has entered into a practice agreement with a physician assistant as described in ORS 677.510 (Board approval of using services of physician assistant).

(d) “To practice fluoroscopy” means to initiate the generation of X-rays and to acquire visible images for the purpose of medical diagnosis.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (7) of this section, a physician assistant may not practice fluoroscopy on a person unless the physician assistant:

(a) Holds an active certificate issued by the Board of Medical Imaging under this section;

(b) Operates fluoroscopic X-ray equipment in compliance with this section and rules adopted by the board under this section; and

(c) Fluoroscopy is among the medical duties delegated to the physician assistant pursuant to a practice agreement described in ORS 677.510 (Board approval of using services of physician assistant).

(3) The board shall issue a certificate to practice fluoroscopy to a physician assistant who:

(a) Completes a fluoroscopy education program approved by the board;

(b) Submits an examination application to the board in a form and manner prescribed by the board;

(c) Pays an examination fee established by the board by rule;

(d) Passes an examination on fluoroscopy approved by the board;

(e) Submits a certificate application to the board in a form and manner prescribed by the board;

(f) Pays a certificate application fee established by the board by rule; and

(g) Meets the standards of ethical and professional conduct established by a credentialing organization or professional society related to the practice of medical imaging.

(4) The board shall renew the certificate to practice fluoroscopy of a physician assistant who:

(a) Submits a renewal application to the board in a form and manner prescribed by the board;

(b) Pays a renewal fee established by the board by rule; and

(c) Completes continuing education requirements approved by the board.

(5) A supervising physician may delegate fluoroscopy procedures only to a physician assistant who holds a certificate issued pursuant to this section.

(6)(a) A physician assistant who holds a certificate issued pursuant to this section may practice fluoroscopy only as authorized by this section.

(b) A physician assistant may practice fluoroscopy only if:

(A) The supervising physician with whom the physician assistant has entered into a practice agreement is in the room where the fluoroscopic procedure is taking place at the time that the procedure is taking place; or

(B) The supervising physician with whom the physician assistant has entered into a practice agreement is in the building where the fluoroscopic procedure is taking place at the time that the procedure is taking place and a medical imaging licensee who specializes in the medical imaging modality of radiography is in the room where the procedure is taking place at the time that the procedure is taking place.

(c) The board may adopt by rule an exception to the requirements of paragraph (b) of this subsection if the board determines that the exception does not create a risk of harm to the public health and safety.

(7) A physician assistant may practice fluoroscopy before being issued a certificate under this section for the purpose of completing a fluoroscopy training program. A physician assistant must be supervised, as determined by the board by rule, when practicing fluoroscopy under this subsection.

(8) Subject to the provisions of ORS chapter 183, the board may refuse to issue or renew a certificate under this section or may suspend or revoke a certificate under this section if the applicant or certificate holder violates a provision of this section or any rule adopted by the board under this section. [2015 c.62 §2]

Note: 688.510 (Certificate to practice fluoroscopy) was added to and made a part of 688.405 (Definitions for ORS 688.405 to 688.605) to 688.605 (Duty to report violation) by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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; Medica, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors688.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 688, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano688.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.