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32-2804 - School approval; standards; considerations
32-2804. School approval; standards; considerations
A. The department may approve a school of radiologic technology as maintaining a satisfactory standard if its course of study:
1. Is for a period of at least twenty-four months of full-time study or its equivalent and is accredited by the committee on allied health accreditation or meets or exceeds the standards of this chapter.
2. Includes at least four hundred hours of classroom work, including radiation protection, x-ray physics, radiographic techniques, processing techniques, nursing procedures, anatomy and physiology, radiographic positioning, radiation therapy and professional ethics.
3. Includes at least one thousand eight hundred hours devoted to clinical experience.
4. Includes demonstrations, discussions, seminars and supervised practice.
5. Includes at least eighty hours of regularly scheduled supervised film critiques.
B. An approved school of radiologic technology may be operated by a medical or educational institution or other public or private agency or institution and, for the purpose of providing the requisite clinical experience, shall be affiliated with one or more hospitals that the department determines are likely to provide this experience.
C. In approving a school of radiologic technology, the department shall consider the standards adopted by appropriate professional organizations, including the joint review committee on education in radiologic technology, and may accept the certification of a school of radiologic technology or the accreditation of a hospital to provide requisite clinical experience if the department finds that certification or accreditation was granted on the basis of standards that will afford the same protection to the public as the standards provided by this chapter.