OSRT has recently received an update from the Radiation Protection services on the status of the request by Advanced Practice Nurses to modify OAR's surrounding fluoroscopy.
The nurses have requested to move forward with their original request at this time. They would like the OARs to read that APRNs are allowed to supervise fluoroscopy in outpatient pain managements settings. The rules would include additional training requirements, a final interpretation of the images be done by a licensed Radiologist and the APRN must also become credentialed by their employer. In essence, the nurse must go through a didactic course, equipment applications, and perform a minimum of 20 procedures with supervision. Then, in order to train other nurses to supervise fluoroscopy, they must work in this role for a full 12 months.
This proposed rule will go to the Secretary of State the week encompassing November 21-27. Public comments will be accepted by RPS until December 23rd. There will be a public hearing surrounding this topic on December 19th in Portland. If the rule passed it will be implemented February 1, 2017.
Please review and comment on the proposed rules. If you wish to present oral testimony, public hearing will be held in Portland, Oregon December 19th at 9:00 AM at 800 NE Oregon St, Room 1E. You may also file written comments 5:00 PM on December 23, 2016 by submitting them to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:
OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232
E-mail comments to: email@example.com.
Fax comments to: (971) 673-1299
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