TITLE XXX
OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

CHAPTER 328-J
MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION THERAPY

Section 328-J:25

    328-J:25 Exemptions. –
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent or affect:
I. A licensed practitioner performing medical imaging or radiation therapy procedures within his or her scope of practice, education, training, and competence.
II. A registered dental hygienist licensed under the laws of the state of New Hampshire performing dental imaging procedures within his or her scope of practice, education, training, and competence and under the supervision of a dentist licensed under the laws of the state of New Hampshire.
III. A dental assistant licensed or holding a certificate under the laws of the state of New Hampshire performing dental imaging procedures within his or her scope of practice, education, training, and competence and under the supervision of a dentist licensed under the laws of the state of New Hampshire.
IV. A resident physician or a student enrolled in and attending a school or college of medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, chiropractic, podiatry, limited x-ray machine operator, medical imaging, or radiation therapy who performs medical imaging or radiation therapy procedures on humans while under the supervision of a licensed practitioner or a person holding a license under this chapter in the supervised modality.
V. A person administering medical imaging or radiation procedures who is employed by the United States government when performing duties associated with that employment.
VI. A person licensed under the laws of the state of New Hampshire performing a sonography procedure within his or her scope of practice, education, training, and competence, that is used to assess specific and limited information about a patient's immediate medical condition, is limited to a focused imaging target and does not generate a recorded diagnostic medical image. A focused imaging target includes, but is not limited to:
(a) Assessment of fetal presentation or heartbeat;
(b) Assessment of fluid in a body cavity;
(c) Assessment of foreign body position or location;
(d) Fetal monitoring during active labor; or
(e) Identification of an anatomical landmark or blood vessel for vascular access or administration of anesthesia.
VII. A person performing medical procedures or therapy on non-human subjects or cadavers.
VIII. A person licensed under the laws of the state of New Hampshire performing a medical procedure using ultrasound for a non-imaging purpose that is within his or her scope of practice, education, training, and competence.
IX. A person licensed to perform a medical imaging or radiation therapy modality, who is performing clinical procedures under the supervision of a licensed practitioner or a person holding a license under this chapter in the supervised modality, in preparation for certification in an additional medical imaging or radiation therapy modality. To receive this exemption, the person shall register with the board and meet the requirements as specified in this chapter and under the rules adopted by the board. The board may grant this exemption for a period not to exceed 3 years and the exemption may be renewed by the board.

Source. 2016, 54:2, eff. July 1, 2016. 2017, 217:1, eff. Sept. 8, 2017.