Oregon Bulletin

June 1, 2012

Board of Medical Imaging, Chapter 337

Rule Caption: Specifies limit on temporary license renewal and timeframes for issuance prior to graduation.

Adm. Order No.: BMI 2-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-26-2012

Certified to be Effective: 5-1-12

Notice Publication Date: 3-1-2012

Rules Amended: 337-010-0045

Subject: This rules amendment completes two actions:

 (1) Specifies that a medical imaging student may be approved by the board to utilize a temporary license to work in the practice of medical imaging beginning five months prior to the course completion date, if the license application includes an endorsement from the director of the student’s school to the board of medical imaging to indicate that (a) the student is in good standing; (b) the student is in the process of meeting educational requirements for graduation on a date specified; and (c) the student is competent to work under supervision.

 (2) Specifies that the board may renew a six-month temporary license one time only.

 (3) Clarifies the level of supervision required for a temporary licensee. This clarification makes no substantive change to the level of supervision required.

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.

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

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