TO: INTERESTED PARTIES
RE: LIMITED PERMIT RULEMAKING COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 13
The Board of Medical Imaging is extending the comment period on the rule making to update the process for obtaining a limited X-ray permit. Why the extension? Because we had not taken into account an existing statute (ORS 688.520) which specifies that temporary X-ray permits are valid for two six-month periods. The rule making as originally drafted could violate this statute, because the rule making as drafted would require the Board to terminate a temporary permit two years following course completion, whether or not the temporary permit had been active for a full six months.
To remain compliant with the law, while still enforcing an overall two-year time frame, the Board is proposing to revise the deadlines to be based upon the date that the applications are submitted to OBMI, as follows:
HOW TO COMMENT DURING THIS EXTENDED RULEMAKING COMMENT PERIOD:
- The graduate must deliver an application for an initial temporary permit within 12 months of the date on the course completion certificate;
- A person with an initial temporary permit must deliver an application to renew the temporary permit no later than when the initial permit expires; and
- A temporary permit holder must deliver their application for a permanent permit to the Board within 12 months from the day that the initial temporary permit was issued.
- You must submit comments no later than 4:30, March 13, 2018. Mail written comments to Ed Conlow at the address below or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ed Conlow, Executive Director Oregon Board of Medical Imaging, 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 1160A, Portland OR 97232-2162, 971-673-0216
Original Rule Making Notice - December 2017
1. Allow students to apply to sit for the limited x-ray machine operator (LXMO) exam up to 30 days prior to graduation.
2. Allow a graduate of a LXMO school to apply for a 6-month temporary permit after passing only the CORE examination, without having to pass any anatomic area exams.
3. Lists specific numbers of required and elective exams (for each anatomic area) which must be completed, as part of practical experience requirements.
4. Require limited x-ray schools to each designate a clinical coordinator and to assure proper supervision while temporary permit holders are completing clinical requirements.
5. Allow a temporary permit holder to be supervised by a person who has a permanent limited permit (and at least a year’s experience) in the same anatomic area for which the temporary permit holder is practicing.
6. Double the overall time frame from 12 months (current) to a maximum of 24 months: allow a graduate up to 12 months (from graduation) to pass the CORE exam, and then an additional 12 months to complete all practical experience requirements and apply for a permanent permit.