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S.B. 4

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PODIATRIST ASSISTANT LICENSURE

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EXEMPTION

             3     
2000 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Sponsor: Joseph L. Hull

             6      AN ACT RELATING TO OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS; PERMITTING A TRAINED
             7      PODIATRIC ASSISTANT TO ENGAGE IN THE PRACTICE OF RADIOLOGY
             8      TECHNOLOGY WITHOUT A LICENSE.
             9      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             10      AMENDS:
             11          58-54-4.3, as last amended by Chapter 116, Laws of Utah 1996
             12      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             13          Section 1. Section 58-54-4.3 is amended to read:
             14           58-54-4.3. Exemption from licensure.
             15          A person may engage in the practice of radiology technology without being licensed under
             16      this chapter if:
             17          (1) (a) the person is filling a new or existing position as an employee performing the duties
             18      of a radiology practical technician when a licensed radiology practical technician is not available
             19      to begin in the new position or continue filling the existing position;
             20          (b) the total period in which the position is filled by the unlicensed person is not more than
             21      90 days;
             22          (c) the unlicensed person at all times performs services as a radiology practical technician
             23      under the direct on-premises supervision of a radiology practitioner; and
             24          (d) the employee position filled by an unlicensed person under this section is an existing
             25      position and was filled by a person licensed under this chapter immediately prior to employment
             26      of the unlicensed person; [or]
             27          (2) the person:


             28          (a) performs services in a dental facility under the supervision of a dentist licensed to
             29      practice in this state; and
             30          (b) has completed a radiology course approved by the Dentists and Dental Hygienists
             31      Board created under Section 58-69-201 [.]; or
             32          (3) the person:
             33          (a) performs services in a medical facility under the supervision of a podiatric physician
             34      licensed to practice in this state; and
             35          (b) has completed a radiology course approved by the Podiatric Physician Board created
             36      under Section 58-5a-201 .




Legislative Review Note
    as of 9-28-99 3:37 PM


A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel


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