March 6, 2012 — Wisconsin’s radiography licensure law went into effect March 1, 2012, regulating personnel who perform radiography procedures.
The law, passed in 2009, requires registered radiologic technologists to hold a license to continue performing radiography imaging services. In addition, non-registered personnel must pass Wisconsin’s limited scope of practice in radiography examination to receive their limited x-ray machine operator permit.
Also, the law prohibits using diagnostic X-ray equipment on humans for diagnostic purposes without a prescription or order by a physician, dentist, podiatrist, chiropractor, advanced practice nurse prescriber or physician assistant.
As part of the law, the state of Wisconsin created a seven-member radiography examining board that has regulatory authority to promulgate rules to establish licensure standards for radiography. The board has managed the licensing and permitting process since 2010.
For more information: http://drl.wi.gov