(a)  In order to be certified competent pursuant to G.S. 90-143.2, a person employed in a chiropractic office whose duties include the production of x-rays or other diagnostic images must:

(1)           Complete a Board-approved course in radiologic technology.  To be approved by the Board, a radiologic technology course shall be at least 50 hours in length and provide sufficient instruction in the five subjects set forth in G.S. 90-143.2 to enable its graduates to satisfy the standards of acceptable care governing the production of X-rays; and

(2)           Pass a proficiency examination administered by or under the authority of the Board of Examiners.

(b)  Any person registered as "active" with the American Chiropractic Registry of Radiologic Technologists is deemed to have satisfied the educational requirements of Paragraph (a) of this Rule.

(c)  A certificate of competency issued pursuant to G.S. 90-143.2 expires at the end of the calendar year in which it was issued but may be renewed upon a showing that the certificate holder completed six hours of Board-approved continuing education in radiologic technology during the year.  Any person whose initial certificate expires less than 12 months after issuance is not required to obtain continuing education until entering the second year of certification.

(d)  Any person seeking to renew a certificate of competency shall complete and submit the renewal application form provided by the Board of Examiners and pay to the Board a renewal fee in the amount of twenty dollars ($20.00).

(e)  The holder of a certificate issued pursuant to this Rule must display the certificate in the x-ray room of the chiropractic clinic in which the holder is employed in a location where the certificate may be easily viewed by patients.

(f)  Other than licensed doctors of chiropractic, only those persons maintaining current certifications of competency in comformity with this Rule may produce x-rays or other diagnostic images in chiropractic offices.  A chiropractor who permits the production of x-rays or other diagnostic images by a non-certified employee or an employee whose certification has expired shall be deemed in violation of G.S. 90-154.3.

(g)  If a certificate of competency has lapsed due to non-renewal and the lapse does not exceed 12 months, the certificate holder may obtain reinstatement by demonstrating completion of six hours of Board-approved continuing education during or attributed to the preceding calendar year.  If the lapse is greater than 12 months, no make-up continuing education is required, but the certificate holder shall re-take and pass the proficiency examination described in Paragraph (a)(2) of this Rule.  Regardless of the length of lapse, any person seeking reinstatement of a lapsed certificate shall comply with Paragraph (d) of this Rule.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-143.2; 90-154.3

Eff. February 1, 1993;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2003;

Temporary Amendment Expired October 31, 2003;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2010; January 1, 2004.