NRS 653.600
Radiologist assistant: Qualifications for practice

  • authorized services
  • prohibition
  • penalty.


The holder of a license may practice as a radiologist assistant if the holder is:


Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, or its successor organization, to practice in the area of radiography and is registered as a radiologist assistant by that entity; or


Certified by the Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants.


In addition to the duties that the holder of a license is authorized to perform by the regulations adopted pursuant to NRS 653.460, a radiologist assistant:


May perform any duty relating to the care and management of patients, including, without limitation, radiologic imaging and interventional procedures guided by radiologic imaging, under the supervision of a radiologist.


May provide initial observations concerning the images of a patient to a supervising physician who specializes in radiology.


Shall not interpret images of a patient or otherwise engage in the practice of medicine, as defined in NRS 630.020.


A person who practices as a radiologist assistant without meeting the requirements of subsection 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Source: Section 653.600 — Radiologist assistant: Qualifications for practice; authorized services; prohibition; penalty., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-653.­html#NRS653Sec600.

Last Updated

Feb. 5, 2021

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