Oregon Bulletin

December 1, 2013

Board of Medical Imaging, Chapter 337

Rule Caption: Create a post-primary temporary license category for current licensees to add modalities to their licenses.

Adm. Order No.: BMI 3-2013

Filed with Sec. of State: 10-30-2013

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-14

Notice Publication Date: 9-1-2013

Rules Amended: 337-010-0045

Subject: The post-primary license (PPL) is designed to allow a current medical imaging licensee to temporarily practice in a separate licensure modality, for the purpose of completing clinical requirements to sit for a post-primary registry examination in the second modality. For PPL applicants, the Board will require confirmation of an applicant’s clinical supervision while practicing with a PPL, as well as the applicant’s eligibility for a post-primary registry credential. An OBMI-issued PPL is valid for six months, with one six-month renewal allowed, for a maximum of 12 months. There is a $30 license fee for each six month PPL. Applicants will be required to show completion of 16 category “A” content-related credit hours prior to applying. During the initial six months of a PPL, direct (in-the-room) supervision is required. A PPL may be extended beyond the 12-month maximum upon demonstrating that the credentialing registry’s clinical requirements cannot be completed within 12 months, due to limitations of the clinical practice site.

Rules Coordinator: Ed Conlow—(971) 673-0216


Temporary Licensee

(1) Temporary License

(a) Students who have successfully completed, or will successfully complete within six months, an approved school’s didactic and clinical programs may apply for a temporary license that will be effective upon completion of the approved school’s program.

(b) A temporary license is intended to allow graduates of an approved school to gain additional paid medical imaging experience in the applicable imaging modality before completing required credentialing examinations.

(c) With an endorsement to OBMI from the medical imaging program director at a student’s school, indicating that the student is in good standing and is in the process of meeting educational requirements for graduation on a date specified, and that the student is competent to work under supervision, a temporary license may be issued which will be valid up to five months prior to the specified course completion date.

(d) A temporary license is valid for 6 months and may be renewed for a single six-month renewal period upon Board approval.

(e) A temporary licensee must apply to the Board for a medical imaging license within 30 days of being awarded a credential in a medical imaging modality by a recognized credentialing organization.

(f) If a temporary licensee is also licensed by the Board in another medical imaging modality, the restrictions of this subsection shall only apply when the individual is functioning as a temporary licensee.

(2) Temporary Licensee Supervision. A temporary licensee may only operate the applicable medical imaging modality under the indirect supervision of a licensed physician, or an individual licensed by the Board and credentialed by a credentialing organization in the medical imaging modality identified on the temporary license. For purposes of this subsection, indirect supervision means that the supervisor is physically present in the building and available to assist the temporary licensee as needed.

(3) Temporary License to add modality through post-primary pathway:

(a) The post-primary license is intended for current licensees who are completing clinical requirements necessary to add a different licensure modality to their current license. Supervision must be provided by a physician or technologist fully licensed to practice in the same modality as the post-primary license. All practice completed under the post-primary license must be specific to the modality on the post-primary temporary license and must be applicable to the post-primary licensee’s clinical requirements for the licensure modality being added.

(b) A post-primary temporary license is valid for six months and may be renewed for a single six-month period upon Board approval. In addition, the license issued under this subsection may be permitted to have extended license renewals for up to two additional six-month periods based upon a showing of good cause, upon application for each six month extension renewal, demonstrating that the credentialing registry’s clinical requirements cannot be completed within the prescribed timeframe due to limitations of the clinical practice site. Provisional licensees may apply and receive a temporary post-provisional license in the same modality for which they were issued a provisional license.

(c) Levels of supervision for post-primary temporary license: For purposes of this subdivision, post-primary temporary licensees must receive direct supervision for at least the initial six months of the license duration, with indirect supervision for the remaining period of licensure. For purposes of this subdivision, direct supervision means that the supervisor is physically present with the temporary licensee and patient. Indirect supervision has the same meaning as Paragraph (2).

(d) Application process: As part of the application for a post-primary temporary license, the applicant must provide documentation that the applicant has completed a minimum of 16 hours of category “A” content-related education. The Board may require confirmation of clinical supervision and clinical practice site, and may limit the post-primary temporary licensee to one or more specific practice sites. The Board may require confirmation that the applicant is eligible for credentialing in the new modality, if the relevant clinical experience requirements are met, and may deny an application based upon a lack of evidence of eligibility.

(e) Educational Plan: The supervising institution shall provide an outline of the training provided to each licensee under this subsection. The outline must be individualized for each licensee and must identify authorized institutional personnel who will supervise the licensee. This outline must be submitted with the application. As part of the application process, the Board may consult with the institution and may require revisions to the educational plan.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.520(7)

Stats. Implemented:

Hist.: RT 2-1978, f. & ef. 7-7-78; BRT 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-10; BMI 2-2012, f. 4-26-12, cert. ef. 5-1-12; BMI 3-2013, f. 10-30-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

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