SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2561
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES PAGE (Sponsor) AND LAMPE (Co-sponsor).
Read 1st time April 1, 2008 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 334, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to radiology assistants.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 334, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 334.950, to read as follows:
334.950. 1. As used in this section, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, "radiologist assistant" or "radiology practitioner assistant", means a person other than a person licensed to practice medicine, dentistry, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathic, or optometry in this state, who has specific qualifications, certification, and responsibilities as recognized by the state board of registration for the healing arts and who has been licensed to perform certain functions under the supervision of a certified radiation practitioner.
2. No person shall hold himself or herself out as a radiologist assistant or radiology practitioner assistant unless such person has been licensed by the state board of registration for the healing arts within the division of professional registration.
3. The board of registration for the healing arts may promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 536, RSMo, to carry out the provisions of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, RSMo, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536, RSMo, and, if applicable, section 536.028, RSMo. This section and chapter 536, RSMo, are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536, RSMo, to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2008, shall be invalid and void.