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    Maryland Register
    Issue Date:  June 10, 2016
    Volume 43 • Issue 12 • Page 686
    Title 10
    10.32.10 Licensure of Radiation Therapists, Radiographers, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, and Radiologist Assistants
    Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§14-5B-01 and 14-5B-03—145B-21, Annotated Code of Maryland
    Notice of Proposed Action
    The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .10 under COMAR 10.32.10 Licensure of Radiation Therapists, Radiographers, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, and Radiologist Assistants. This action was considered at a public meeting on March 30, 2016, notice of which was provided by posting on the Board’s website at http://www.mbp.state.md.us/forms/march16fullagenda.pdf from March 16 through March 30, 2016, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.
    Statement of Purpose
    The purpose of this action is to amend the scope of practice regulation for Nuclear Medicine Technologists to authorize passage of the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Board (NMTCB) examination as an additional pathway to certification. This examination was not offered at the time the initial regulations were adopted.
    Comparison to Federal Standards
    There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
    Estimate of Economic Impact
    The proposed action has no economic impact.
    Economic Impact on Small Businesses
    The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.
    Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
    The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
    Opportunity for Public Comment
    Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to dhmh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through July 11, 2016. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
    .10 Scope of Practice — Nuclear Medicine Technology.
    A. The scope of practice of nuclear medicine technology includes the following:
       (1)—(6) (text unchanged)
       (7) Operation of a CT/Nuclear Medicine Device for a diagnostic CT or nondiagnostic attenuation correction CT with or without intravenous contrast if the nuclear medicine technologist:
          (a) Has successfully passed the ARRT or NMTCB specialty exam for CT;
          (b)—(d) (text unchanged)
    B. (text unchanged)
    Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene