Volume 41 - Issue 34 - August 25, 2022
State of Kansas
Board of Healing Arts
Notice of Hearing on Proposed Administrative Regulation
A public hearing will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, in the board room at the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, 800 SW Jackson, Lower Level – Suite A, Topeka, Kansas, to consider a proposed amended regulation related to continuing education hours required to renew a radiologic technologist license.
This 60-day notice of the public hearing shall constitute a public comment period for the purpose of receiving written public comments on the proposed amended regulation. All interested parties may submit comments prior to the hearing to Warran D. Wiebe, Deputy General Counsel, at the Board of Healing Arts at the address below, or via email to KSBHA_HealingArts@ks.gov. All interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity to present their views, orally or in writing, concerning the proposed amended regulation during the public hearing. In order to provide all parties with an opportunity to present their views, it may be necessary to request each participant limit any oral presentations to five minutes.
Copies of the proposed amended regulation and the Economic Impact Statement for the proposed amended regulation may be obtained from the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, 800 SW Jackson, Lower Level – Suite A, Topeka, KS 66612, on the agency website at http://www.ksbha.org/publicinformation/publicinformation.shtml, by contacting LeeAnn Hunter-Roach at 785-296-4502, or by emailing the agency at KSBHA_HealingArts@ks.gov.
Any individual with a disability may request accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing and may request the proposed amended regulation being considered and the economic impact statement in an accessible format. Requests for accommodation to participate in the hearing should be made at least five working days in advance of the hearing by contacting Sheila Rice at 785-296-8558 or at Sheila.Rice@ks.gov. Individuals with hearing and/or speech disabilities may contact the Kansas Relay Center at 800-766-3777 for communication accommodations. Handicapped parking is located on 8th Street and in the building’s parking garage. From the street, both the west entrance to the building on Jackson Street and the north entrance on 8th Street are accessible.
A summary of the proposed amended regulation and the economic impact follows:
K.A.R. 100-73-7. License renewal; continuing education.
The purpose of this proposed regulation amendment is to implement a 24-month biennial reporting period for continuing education hours required to renew a radiologic technologist license. This proposed regulation amendment benefits licensed radiologic technologists and the businesses that employ them by implementing a reporting period that creates an additional mode of continuing education compliance.
There are no expected costs associated with this proposed regulation amendment other than the costs associated with promulgating this regulation.
This proposed regulation amendment was developed during publicly noticed open meetings of the Board, and the Board is following all notice and open meeting hearing requirements associated with promulgating regulations, which will entail at least 3 more open meetings related to this regulation.
The national credentialing agency for radiologic technologists (the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (“ARRT”)), uses a 24-month biennial reporting period for radiologic technologists (“LRT”) to maintain their national ARRT credential. The ARRT requires 24 hours of continuing education each 24-month period. Kansas currently requires 12 hours of continuing education each 12-month LRT licensing year (October 1 – September 30). The Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists and members of the Board’s LRT Council supported retaining the Kansas 12 hours in 12-months continuing education standard and amending the regulation to add the national 24 hours in 24-months continuing education standard as a second option for Kansas licensed LRTs that also hold a national credential. These issues were discussed at the open meeting of the LRT Council in January 2022. The proposed regulation amendment was discussed and approved by the Board at its open meeting in February 2022.
(See economic impact statement.)
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