Rule 217.14 of the Texas Administrative Code: Registered Nurses Performing Radiological Procedures of the
(a) A registered nurse who performs radiologic procedures other than in a hospital that
participates in the federal Medicare program or that is accredited by The Joint
Commission shall submit an application for registration to the board and shall submit
evidence including, but not limited to, the following:
(1) current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Texas; and
(2) the name and business address of the practitioner or director of
radiological services under whose instruction or direction the radiologic
procedures are performed.
(b) After review by the board, notification of registration shall be mailed to the registered
nurse informing him/her that the registration with the board has been completed.
(c) The registered nurse who is registered to perform radiologic procedures pursuant to
subsection (a) of this section shall notify the board within 30 days of any changes that
would render the information on the nurse's application incorrect, including but not limited
to any changes in the identity of the practitioner or director of radiological procedures
under whose instruction or direction the radiologic procedures are performed.
(d) The registered nurse whose functions include radiologic procedures must act within
the scope of the Texas Nursing Practice Act and the Board's Rules and shall comply with
the training requirements and limitations of the Medical Radiologic Technologist
Certification Act and the Texas Department of State Health Services Rules, 25 TAC
§§140.517 - 140.522. In addition, the registered nurse must be in compliance with the
Texas Medical Practice Act, the Texas Pharmacy Act, and any applicable laws of the
State of Texas.
(e) Any nurse who violates these rules shall be subject to disciplinary action by the
Board under the Texas Occupations Code Chapter 301 and the Board’s rules.