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                                    Board Information

                                    The Montana Board of Radiologic Technologists is pleased to make this web site available to share licensing and regulatory information with you. You can find what is needed to become licensed as a Radiologic Technologist or a Limited Permit Holder in Radiologic Technology. In addition, you can verify who is already licensed and learn the statutory and regulatory requirements of the profession if you are licensee or an interested member of the public. You will also find board meeting information here including agendas and minutes from past meetings, a section on frequently asked questions and any news items from the Board.

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                    Montana Board of Radiologic Technologists

                                    301 South Park Avenue

                                    P.O. Box 200513

                                    Helena, MT  59620-0513

                                     

                                    Contact Information

                                    For information on applications and licensing contact:
                                    Phone: (406) 444-5711
                                    Email:

                                    For information on renewals, license verifications, and name changes contact:
                                    Phone: (406) 444-6880
                                    Email:

                                    For information on continuing education:
                                    Phone: (406) 444-5696
                                    Email:

                                    For information on filing a complaint against a licensee contact:
                                    LaVelle Potter, Compliance Specialist
                                    Phone: (406) 841-2362
                                    Email:

                                    Board Management:
                                    Jason Steffins, Executive Officer
                                    Board Management Bureau
                                    Phone: (406) 841-2329
                                    Email:

                                    Board Meetings

                                    Board meetings are usually held several times a year. Meeting minutes are posted within 3 days of board approval.

                                    In general, Board meetings are open to the public. There are certain meetings or parts (Screening Panel and Executive Session), which are closed to the public.

                                    Scheduled and Proposed Meetings

                                    Board Members

                                    Board members are appointed by the Governor with Senate confirmation. Members serve 3 year terms with no limit on the number of terms a member may serve. 

                                    Individual Board Members can be contacted by email at dlibsdrts@mt.gov. In your message please specify which board member you would like to contact. 

                                    For additional contact information and information on board member terms, please visit the Governor’s Office link for Board Members and Councils at boards.mt.gov.

                                     

                                    Mike Nielsen, RPA, Board Chair
                                    Barbara Anderson, LPH
                                    Daniel Funsch, RT
                                    Dr. Jeffrey Lindenbaum, Radiologist
                                    Janet Fuller, RT
                                    Abe Abramson, Public Member
                                    Robin Johnson, RT

                                    License Information

                                    Individuals who engage in the practice of x-ray exposures in Montana must apply to the Montana Board of Radiologic Technologists for licensure. The Board evaluates the applicant’s fitness to practice and assures the basic requirements are met. Applicants for licensure must be at least 18 years of age and meet the educational and testing requirements set by Montana law or in administrative rule.

                                    Public or Licensee Inquiries

                                    Licensees can find license renewal information in this section and obtain mailing lists of licensees.

                                    You can learn who is licensed in Montana by searching our Licensee Lookup system.

                                    Renewal Process

                                    1. The renewal deadline date (expiration date) for all Radiologic Technologists and Limited Permit Holders is February 1st of each year.
                                    2. Licenses issued 60 days prior to February 1 of each year will be given a renewal date of the following February 1st. (i.e. If license is issued January 15, 2016 the license will be given an expiration date of February 1, 2017, by which they need to renew.)
                                    3. Renewal opens 60 days prior to your expiration date. We encourage you to renew your license early in the renewal cycle.
                                    4. Please note that our online system is available 24/7 during the renewal cycle however, there is no staff available to assist you after 5:00 p.m. Waiting until the last hours to renew could mean that there is no one available to assist you and this may cause your renewal to accrue late fees.

                                    Limited Permit X-Ray

                                    The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the license application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

                                    A. Licensing Fees: All Fees are Non-Refundable
                                    Application: $100.00

                                    B. Education Requirements:
                                    The course shall be a minimum of 104 hours in length, approved by the board meeting the qualifications of examination for each specified procedure:

                                    • fundamentals of radiobiology;
                                    • imaging equipment;
                                    • fundamentals of radiation protection;
                                    • radiographic technique and principles of radiographic exposure;
                                    • darkroom procedures;
                                    • interrelationship of the radiographic chain (i.e. technique vs. darkroom procedures);
                                    • adverse contrast reaction;
                                    • medical, legal and ethical – minimum four hours;
                                    • radiation safety - minimum eight hours; and
                                    • image production and evaluation - film critique - four hours.

                                    Additional courses and clinical competencies to include anatomy, physiology, positioning, pathology, x-ray technique, and proper handling of trauma patients, shall be required for the applicant to qualify for examination in each of the specified limited x-ray procedures. Course length and clinical competencies specified for each limited x-ray procedure are:

                                    • chest - minimum four hours, and passing competencies - ten actual;
                                    • extremities - minimum eight hours, and passing upper extremities competencies - five actual and passing lower extremities competencies - five actual;
                                    • spine - minimum eight hours, and passing competencies - ten actual;
                                    • skull - minimum eight hours, and passing competencies - ten, all of which may be simulated;
                                    • abdomen - minimum four hours, and passing competencies - ten actual;
                                    • GI tract and associated overhead films - eight hours, and passing competencies - ten, all of which may be simulated; and
                                    • positioning - minimum eight hours, and passing competencies - ten actual. 

                                    C. Examination Information: ARRT Examination Instructions:
                                    After the application has been processed, you will be sent a letter from this office stating that you are eligible for the ARRT Limited Scope Exam with instructions to you regarding payment of the ARRT examination fee. Effective January 1, 2015 the payment will be $125.00. 

                                    1. Once the ARRT processes your fee, you will be mailed a packet directly from ARRT that includes the appropriate candidate handbook and your candidate status report.
                                    2. You will be scheduling your examination appointment after you receive the Limited Scope Candidate Status Report from ARRT.

                                    D. Renewal Period

                                    E. Renewal Fee

                                    F. Continuing Education Requirements: Six (6) contact hours of continuing education annually which are germane to the radiographic portion of permit holders profession.

                                    Radiologic Technologist

                                    The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the license application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

                                    A. Licensing Fees: All Fees are Non-Refundable
                                    Application: $100.00

                                    B. Education Requirements: 24-month course of study in radiologic technology approved by the board.

                                    C. Examination Information: Successful completion of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination.

                                    D. Renewal Period

                                    E. Renewal Fee

                                    F. Continuing Education Requirements: Evidence of current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification.

                                    G. Other Special License Requirements: A temporary permit may be issued to an applicant who has completed education but has not yet taken the ARRT examination.

                                    Lookup Licensed Individual

                                    Licensee Lookup System

                                    This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

                                    The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

                                    The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

                                    Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

                                    Download List of Licensees

                                    License Download System

                                    This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division.

                                    Options include:

                                    • Creating a customized list of licensees by selecting board type, license type, license status, county, etc.;
                                    • Submitting payment for your list using a credit/debit card or registered user account
                                    • Downloading your list immediately, and if necessary, retrieving your list within 24-hours of purchase

                                    Regulations

                                    The Board of Radiologic Technologists was established in 1979 to regulate the practice of and establish standards for Radiologic Technologists and Limited Permit Holders in Montana.  Radiologic Technologists and Limited Permit Holders should be aware of their obligations under Montana law and administrative rule.

                                    The Montana Code Annotated (MCA) includes the laws passed by the Legislature that govern this profession. Professional and Occupational Licensing Laws can be found in Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3.  Known as the Uniform Regulatory Act, these statutes were passed in 1995. 

                                    The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) are often referred to as regulations.  The Board adopts administrative rules in order to administer the laws over which the Legislature has given the Board authority. The Board follows a process defined in law, the Montana Administrative Procedures Act, when they are proposing new rules or making changes to existing rules to ensure public participation.  The Board files a public notice in the Montana Administrative Register (MAR) on any proposed rule changes or new rules.  You can keep track of any rule changes by viewing MAR online, or by signing up to receive notification of rule changes from the Board.

                                    The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at this site contain what should be the same text as the official version published by the Office of the Secretary of State. There is a possibility, however, that the content may vary from the official version. In addition, the format has been changed for viewing on this web site. A copy of the official ARM in official format can be obtained from the ARM Bureau of the Office of the Secretary of State, by calling (406) 444-2055. A web version of the ARM published by the Secretary of State can be viewed at Secretary of State's Administrative Rules of Montana

                                    FAQ's Concerning Administrative Rules

                                    Administrative Rules

                                    Statutes

                                    Rule Notices

                                    In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.204.401 and 24.204.404 fees, 24.204.409 military training, 24.204.507 course requirements for limited permit applicants, and 24.204.607 code of ethics, and the repeal of 24.204.2115 renewals

                                    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND REPEAL

                                    NOTICE OF AMENDMENT AND APPEAL

                                    --(Effective Decemeber 25, 2015)--

                                    In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.402 definitions and 24.101.403 administrative fees, and the repeal of 24.101.401 purpose, 24.101.407 licensing, and 24.101.414 renewal notification

                                    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND REPEAL

                                    NOTICE OF AMENDMENT AND REPEAL

                                    --(Effective October 16, 2015)--

                                    In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.204.408 radiologic technologists applications and the adoption of NEW RULE I military training or experience

                                    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION

                                    --(posted February 24, 2014)--

                                    NOTICE OF AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION

                                    --(posted June 9, 2014)--

                                    In the matter of the adoption of NEW RULE I registration for out-of-state volunteer professionals

                                    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ADOPTION

                                    --(posted November 7, 2011)--

                                    NOTICE OF ADOPTION

                                    --(posted January 27, 2012)--

                                    In the matter of the adoption of NEW RULE I pertaining to licensee lookup database

                                    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ADOPTION

                                    --(posted January 23, 2009)--

                                    NOTICE OF ADOPTION

                                    --(posted July 10, 2009)--

                                    In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.204.501 permit application types, 24.204.504 practice limitations, 24.204.507 course requirements, 24.204.511 permit examinations, 24.204.607 code of ethics, and 24.204.2301 unprofessional conduct

                                    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT

                                    --(posted July 13, 2009)--

                                    NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

                                    --(posted January 26, 2010)--

                                    Complaint Information

                                    The mission of the Board of Radiologic Technologists is to protect the health, safety and well being of Montanans through the licensing of competent Radiologic Technologists and Limited Permit Holders and by the regulation of their practice in order to promote the delivery of quality health care.

                                    In order to meet its mission, the Board is charged with taking appropriate action for unprofessional, incompetent, or unlawful practice. You can learn more about the complaint process or file a complaint with the Board here.

                                    Healthcare Complaint Form


                                    Complaint Contact

                                    LaVelle Potter, Compliance Specialist
                                    Telephone: (406) 841-2362
                                    E-mail: dlibsdcomplaints@mt.gov

                                    How to File a Complaint

                                    The Department is charged with regulating professions and occupations for the protection of the public as a whole. Although the Department does not represent individuals filing complaints, the Department will review complaints in a timely manner to ensure a complaint is processed and that the Board will take appropriate action.

                                    The length of time for resolution of a complaint is impossible to estimate due to the various complexities presented in individual complaints.

                                    The following types of complaints may be filed:

                                    • Unprofessional conduct by a licensee;
                                    • Unprofessional conduct by a license applicant;
                                    • Unlicensed practice of the profession or occupation.

                                    If an individual is unsure of what constitutes unprofessional conduct and needs a description of the various types, reference to Montana statutes and rules will provide an answer. These are found at your local public library or at the appropriate board site on this web page.

                                    Drop Off or Mail to:
                                    "Name of the Board or Program the complaint pertains to"
                                    Business Standards Division
                                    301 South Park, 4th Floor
                                    PO Box 200514
                                    Helena, MT 59620-0514

                                    The Complaint Process

                                    This process is used for the Boards that are administered in the Business Standards Division. The various Programs administered in the Division use a similar process.

                                    Important: When filing or responding to a complaint, be as thorough as possible. You may attach additional documents to the complaint form to ensure that all pertinent information has been included. The Screening Panel meeting is NOT a hearing, but is a time for the panel to consider the complaint and response. Attendance is your choice. If you attend the panel may ask additional questions. Please notify this office prior to the meeting if you plan to attend.

                                    After a complaint has been filed against a licensed individual the Compliance Office will send a letter of acknowledgment to the person who filed the complaint (Complainant), and a letter requesting a response (with a copy of the complaint) to the licensee against whom the complaint was filed.

                                    The Licensee may submit a written response addressing the complaint to the Compliance Office. The process continues whether or not a response is submitted. The Complainant is not entitled to a copy of the response.

                                    The Compliance Office will notify the Licensee and Complainant regarding the date and time of any meeting during which the case will be discussed.

                                    Complaints remain confidential unless a Notice of Proposed Board Action is issued, which is a public document along with all subsequent legal filings.

                                    Meetings

                                    • Closed Meeting - During a Closed Meeting only the Licensee, the Complainant, and/or attorneys for either can be in attendance. Minutes of Closed Meetings are not public documents.
                                    • Open Meeting - A public meeting which anyone can attend. The minutes of Open meetings are public documents and made available online via the specific Board’s webpage. (Adjudication Panel meetings are usually open.)

                                    Individuals may attend a meeting in person or by telephone. Please notify this office prior to the meeting if you plan to attend the meeting.

                                    Screening Panel

                                    • Screening Panel - A committee comprised of members of the Board. The Screening Panel’s function is to determine the preliminary action(s) to take on a complaint. Possible preliminary actions include dismissal, investigation, or a finding of Reasonable Cause.

                                    The complaint and response (if any) are submitted to the Screening Panel members. The Screening Panel meeting is not a hearing, but rather a committee meeting to review and discuss the complaint and response to determine if disciplinary action is warranted.

                                    Dismissal

                                    If the Screening Panel dismisses a complaint, the complaint can be dismissed with or without prejudice (see definitions below).

                                    • Dismissal With Prejudice - The complaint is dismissed and cannot be considered by the Screening Panel in the future.
                                    • Dismissal Without Prejudice - The complaint is dismissed but may be considered by the Screening Panel in the future if there are ever allegations of a similar nature.

                                    Investigation

                                    Only a member of the Screening Panel can request an investigation of a complaint. If an investigation is requested by the Screening Panel, the case is assigned to an investigator who may request an interview with the Licensee, the Complainant, and/or other individuals. Upon completion of the investigation, a written report is submitted to the Screening Panel, which will then determine if there is Reasonable Cause to proceed with disciplinary action.

                                    Reasonable Cause

                                    • Reasonable Cause - A finding by the Screening Panel that evidence exists that a violation of statutes and rules has occurred which warrants proceeding with disciplinary action.

                                    If Reasonable Cause is found, the Department Counsel issues a Notice of Proposed Board Action (Notice) to the Licensee. Once a Notice is issued, it is public information. A proposed Stipulation may be included with the Notice.

                                    • Notice - A legal document from the Department’s Legal Counsel which sets forth the Department’s factual assertions, the statutes or rules relied upon, and advising the licensee of the right to a hearing.
                                    • Stipulation - A tentative agreement for settlement of the case. A Stipulation is not finalized until approved by the Adjudication Panel.

                                    The Licensee may either sign the Stipulation or contest the proposed action by requesting an administrative Hearing (a legal process before a Hearing Examiner). If the Licensee wishes to request a hearing, written request must be received within twenty (20) days from receipt of the Notice. Failure to either sign a Stipulation or request a hearing within twenty (20) days may result in the issuing of a Final Order of Default against the licensee.

                                    • Default - the licensee’s acceptance of the disciplinary action demonstrated by failing to participate in the process

                                    Adjudication Panel

                                    • Adjudication Panel - A committee comprised of members of the Board who are NOT on the Screening Panel. The Adjudication Panel determines the final outcome of a case.

                                    The Adjudication Panel reviews the record to determine appropriate sanctions. A Final Order is issued by the Adjudication Panel, completing the complaint process.

                                    Complaint Process Flow

                                    Current license status and information regarding disciplinary action(s) against a licensee can be accessed online at: https://ebiz.mt.gov/pol/

                                    Unlicensed Practice Complaint Process

                                    Department of Labor & Industry - Business Standards Division

                                    PO Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620-0513

                                    When a complaint or other information is received alleging possible unlicensed practice...

                                    • (If the allegation is not made in the form of a formal written complaint, a complaint form is completed by the Department and a complaint number is assigned.)
                                    • A copy of the complaint and a request for a written response are mailed to the person against whom the complaint was filed (Respondent).
                                    • A written acknowledgment that the complaint has been received is mailed to the person who filed the complaint (Complainant)
                                    • The respondent may submit a letter of response to the complaint. If a written response is not submitted, the complaint process continues without a response.
                                    • The complainant and the respondent are sent written notify cation of the date, time, and location of any meeting at which the complaint will be discussed.

                                    The Board Meeting

                                    • Unlicensed Practice complaints are addressed by the Full Board in executive session (meaning closed to the public). Board meetings are open to the public unless the chairperson determines an individual’s right to privacy outweighs the public’s right to know. If so, that portion of the meeting will be closed to the public (only the respondent, complainant, and legal counsel for each (if any) may be present).
                                    • The complaint and response (if any) are provided to the board members prior to an upcoming board meeting for their review. The board meeting is not a hearing, but rather a meeting at which the information provided is considered and discussed by the board.

                                    DISMISSAL

                                    • If the board dismisses a complaint, the complaint can be dismissed with or without prejudice.
                                    • Dismissal With Prejudice-The complaint is dismissed and cannot be considered in the future.
                                    • Dismissal Without Prejudice-The complaint is dismissed but may be considered by the board in the future if there are ever allegations of a similar nature.

                                    INVESTIGATION

                                    • The board can request an investigator be assigned to gather additional information surrounding the allegations made in the complaint. This may involve interviews with the respondent, the complainant, and possible witnesses.
                                    • After the investigation has been completed, an investigative report is prepared and presented to the board for consideration at a subsequent meeting.
                                    • Following the board’s review of the investigative report, a determination is made to either dismiss the complaint or take action in the form of a Cease and Desist or an Injunction.

                                    CEASE & DESIST / INJUNCTION

                                    • The board may issue a Cease & Desist or seek an Injunction.
                                    • Cease & Desist–A letter from the administrative agency prohibiting a person or business from doing or continuing to do a certain activity.
                                    • Injunction-A writ granted by a court prohibiting a person or business from doing or continuing to do a certain activity.

                                    For more information, contact DLI Business Standards Division at 406-841-2300

                                    Continuing Education Information

                                    Approved Limited Permit CE Courses

                                    An applicant for renewal of a limited permit shall affirm on the renewal form that the applicant has completed six contact hours (one hour equals not less than 55-60 minutes) of continuing education as provided in this rule as a condition to establish eligibility for renewal. The continuing education requirement will not apply until after the licensee's first full year of licensure.

                                    For the complete rule, requirements and qualifications for CE, please click the following link: ARM 24.204.2101 Continuing Education

                                    FAQ

                                    Licensure requirements can be found under the License Information tab of this website. Applications can also be found under this tab as well.

                                    Please contact the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for the most current list of approved schools.

                                    You may apply for a temporary practice permit if you have graduated from a radiologic technology course and have completed all requirements for licensure other than passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination. The permit expires 15 days after the first opportunity for examination. Hardship extensions may be granted at the Board's discretion. You are not allowed to apply for another temporary permit if you fail the exam.

                                    Please use the address change form located under the forms tab on this website or notify the board via fax or US mail.

                                    Name changes must be requested in writing with documentation of the name change included (marriage license, divorce decree etc.). If you would like a copy of your license in your new name you must include a $5.00 check or money order for a duplicate license.

                                    The license expires February 1 and is renewed yearly. Please see: License Renewal Information for additional information.

                                    Send the board office a written request for another license along with a $5.00 fee.

                                    You will have up to two years to renew and will need to pay the renewal fees and late fees and submit continuing education.

                                    Your license will be terminated and you will need to completely reapply if you intend to practice in Montana.

                                    You can go directly to the License Download System. This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division by using a credit/debit card.

                                    You can go directly to the License Lookup System. This site is a primary source for verification of licensed individual’s credentials.

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