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Tennessee Licensure Requirements
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FAQs About New Licensure Requirements

Update: On May 12, 2022 the Tennessee Radiologic Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board of Examiners filed for withdrawal of rules. You may view the current filing here.

More information will be posted when available. 

The Tennessee Radiologic Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board of Examiners has announced new rules to be effective June 6, 2022, for operators of ionizing radiation equipment in all medical settings.

All persons performing radiologic imaging, radiography, or radiation therapy procedures in hospitals, outpatient diagnostic centers, recuperation centers, physicians’ offices or any other setting for human subjects must be licensed by the Board.

A licensure law enacted in 2016 expanded licensure requirements for radiologic technologists working in all health care settings and established the Tennessee Radiologic Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board of Examiners to create and administer a licensure program for technologists who perform radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The program also licenses limited x-ray machine operators who are limited to radiography examinations. Prior to the newly established rules, persons working in hospitals, outpatient diagnostic centers, recuperation centers and settings for human subjects other than a physician’s office did not require a license.



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Tennessee Action Items

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            2023 State Legislature
            Convenes 1/10/23
            Adjourns 5/1/23

Tennessee Resources

You can familiarize yourself with Tennessee laws and legislative process, guidelines for the rule-making process and helpful resources provided by clicking on the links under each heading.

Tennessee General Assembly

Helpful Resources
Legislative Drafting Guide
State Government — How a Bill Becomes a Law
How a Bill Becomes a Law

Tennessee Uniform Administrative Procedures Act

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