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Permits to Operate X-Ray Machines, Radiation Therapy Machines, or Administer Radioactive Materials

Continuing Education

Continuing education activity” means a learning activity that is recognized as continuing education by the ARRT or NMTCB.

ARRT” means the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

NMTCB” means the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.

641—42.26(136C) Department approval of continuing education activities

42.26(1) All continuing education activities must meet the definition of continuing education activities as defined in 641-42.2(136C).

42.26(2) On March 13, 2013, the department will no longer review or approve continuing education activities.

42.26(3) All continuing education activities with department approval are valid until the expiration date issued for that activity and will not be renewed.

Even though the above rules states that we will no longer review or approve continuing education activities after March 13, 2013, we realize that, with this notification, some of your activities may not be able to meet the timeframes for approval with the ASRT, NMTCB, or other approval bodies. Therefore, we will accept activities scheduled for presentation before July 1, 2013, until June 30, 2013. All applications received after June 30, 2013, will be returned. We strongly encourage you to try to meet the timeframes for ASRT, NMTCB, or other approval bodies if possible.

All future CE programs must be approved by an approval body accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) such as the ASRT or NMTCB. All completion certificates must have the approval body’s name and approval number in order to be accepted

641—42.18(136C) Submission of proof of completion of continuing education

641-42.18(136C) Submission of proof of completion of continuing education by permit holder to meet continuing education requirements to renew or reinstate a permit.

42.18(1) A permit holder who has a current ARRT or NMTCB registration that has been renewed within 60 days prior to the submission of the permit renewal application required by these rules shall be credited the number of hours recognized by the ARRT or NMTCB registration, or

42.18(2) A permit holder must submit proof of completion of continuing education activities recognized by ARRT or NMTCB.

a. Acceptable proof of completion must be documentation signed and dated by the continuing education provider that includes the participant’s name, title of the activity, approval number for the activity, dates of attendance, number of contact hours for the activity, the name of the approving organization, and signature of the sponsor or instructor or authorized representative of the sponsor or instructor.

b. Continuing education activities that are lecture presentations may not be repeated for credit in the same biennium.

c. All continuing education activities that are not lecture presentations may not be repeated for credit in the same or any subsequent biennium.

42.18(3) Podiatric X-ray equipment operator permit holders may submit activities as described in 42.18(2) or may submit activities sponsored by the American Podiatric Medical Association or the Iowa Podiatric Medical Society.

a. Acceptable proof of completion must be documentation signed and dated by the continuing education provider that includes the participant’s name, title of the activity, approval number for the activity, dates of attendance, number of contact hours for the activity, the name of the approving organization, and signature of the sponsor or instructor or authorized representative of the sponsor or instructor.

b. Continuing education activities that are lecture presentations may not be repeated for credit in the same biennium.

c. All continuing education activities that are not lecture presentations may not be repeated for credit in the same or any subsequent biennium