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What are the continuing education requirements for x-ray permit holders?

The state Radiologic Health Branch (RHB), a division of the State Department of Health Services that licenses operators of x-ray equipment, adopted continuing education requirements for x-ray permit holders. Beginning with 2003 permit renewals, chiropractors will be required to show that they have obtained 10 hours of approved continuing education (note: for licentiates renewing in 2003, the continuing education requirement was prorated to five hours; commencing with permit renewals on and after January 1, 2004, the continuing education requirement is 10 hours). The continuing education may also be approved by the state Board of Chiropractic Examiners for chiropractic continuing education credit.  Most chiropractic uses of x-ray equipment require a “radiography supervisor and operator permit,” which requires the passing of an RHB-approved exam.

To renew a permit, licentiates must do the following: 1) at least 30 days prior to the expiration date of the permit, submit to the RHB a complete application for renewal consisting of the applicant’s name, mailing address, telephone number and certificate or permit type and number, 2) submit to the RHB for each approved continuing education credit the identity of the group that accepted the credit, i.e., the state Board of Chiropractic Examiners; the provider of the instruction; the title, if any, of the instruction; the date(s) of the instruction; add the location of the instruction.  Each permit holder is required to maintain documented evidence of having earned the approved continuing education credits for five years following the dates the credits were earned.  In addition, the permit holder shall pay a fee.

For more information go to the California Department of Public Health / Radiologic Health Branch website or call 916.327.5106.