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49 Pa. Code § 5.61. Definitions.

§ 5.61. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   ACRRT—The American Chiropractic Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

   ARRT—The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

   Auxiliary personnel—A person other than a physician, dentist, podiatrist or chiropractor.

   Direct supervision—aintenance of control over the performance of a radiological procedure by personally authorizing the performance of the procedure only under specific instructions and monitoring the performance of the procedure to ensure compliance with the instructions.

   Ionizing radiation—Gamma rays and x-rays; alpha and beta particles, high-speed electrons, neutrons, protons and other nuclear particles. The term does not include ultrasound, sound or radio waves or visible, infrared or ultraviolet light.

   Premises of a licensee—A location at which a licensee practices chiropractic, other than a health care facility regulated by the Department of Health, Department of Public Welfare or the Federal government.

   Radiological procedure—A diagnostic imaging procedure that utilizes ionizing radiation.


   The provisions of this §  5.61 issued under section 522 of the Chiropractic Practice Act (63 P. S. §  625.522).


   The provisions of this §  5.61 adopted August 21, 1987, effective August 22, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 3477.

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