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 RHB COVID-19 Guidance - Radiologic Technology

IMPORTANT GUIDANCE - RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 

New Updates

  1. NewContinuing Education (CE) Exemption -   In light of the emergency COVID-19 pandemic response, the Radiologic Health Branch issued an exemption from compliance with continuing education credit (CEC) requirements pursuant to 17 CCR section 30104(a).  Specifically, the California Department of Public Health-Radiologic Health Branch  granted: 1) a limited exemption from compliance with the CEC requirements set out in 17 CCR section 30403(a) for individuals who have been certified or permitted pursuant to 17 CCR sections 30440, 30444, 30451, and/or 30455.1;  2) a limited exemption from compliance with the CEC requirements set out in 17 CCR section 30403(b) for individuals who have been certified or permitted pursuant to section 30466; and, 3) a limited exemption from compliance with the CEC requirements set out in 17 CCR section 30456.6 for individuals who have been certified or permitted pursuant to section 30456.2. 
    These exemptions from compliance with CEC requirements terminate June 30, 2021.  All permits and certificates expiring on or after July 1, 2021 will again be subject to the stated regulatory requirements for continuing education.  Renewal applications shall include the required CEC information.  If the renewal application fails to include the required information, the application shall be rejected and returned to the applicant for correction.

  2. NewPursuant to Executive Order (EO) N-08-21, suspension of the Radiologic Technology Act (RT Act) pursuant to EO N-39-20 issued March 30, 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, is effective until September 30, 2021.    The RT Act is re-invoked and enforceable effective October 1, 2021.

  3. New Extension of Time for Examination Passage (PDF)-  Extension of the RT certification and permitting examination passage requirement from 12 months to 18 months is effective until June 30, 2021.  The  12-month passage requirement specified in 17 CCR section 30405(b)(2) is effective July 1, 2021.

  4. NewRadiation Safety Inspections & X-ray Equipment Survey Guidance


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