(a) The board may issue an apprentice license to an individual who is practicing as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist or a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist prior to July 1, 2007 but has not obtained certification in the discipline. A notarized letter, signed by the individual's supervising licensed physician, must be submitted with the individual's application, stating that the individual has performed the duties of a Nuclear Medicine Technologist or Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist prior to July 1, 2007.
(b) The apprentice license is valid for one year. An apprentice license may be renewed annually for an additional four years, giving the individual a total of five years to complete the requirements and successfully pass the certification examination for a Nuclear Medicine Technologist license or a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist license. All individuals possessing an apprentice license must work under the supervision of a licensed practitioner for MRI, an authorized user for nuclear medicine or a technologist who is licensed in that discipline.
(c) Any individual possessing a valid Medical Imaging license issued by the board and seeks to cross-train in the discipline of Nuclear Medicine Technology or Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology, may obtain an apprentice license in that discipline for the purpose of obtaining the necessary clinical experience requirements in order to qualify to sit for the required examination. This apprentice license will be valid for one year and renewable for four years, giving a cross-trained individual five years to obtain certification in the discipline.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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