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§ 5653. Authorization by department

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 27C. Mammography Quality Assurance Act
35 P.S. § 5653
§ 5653. Authorization by department
(a) General rule.--A person shall not use a radiation machine to perform mammography unless the radiation machine is specifically authorized by the department under this act for use for mammography.
(b) Standards.--No person shall maintain or operate a screening mammography service without first obtaining a license to operate such a service, except that a provider of screening mammography services approved by the department under section 4163 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-508, 104 Stat. 1388) is exempt from the provisions of this act. Such license shall be based on meeting the following requirements:
(1) The radiation machine meets the criteria established by regulations promulgated under section 4163 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. The Department of Health may contract with the Department of Environmental Resources to determine whether the radiation machine meets the required criteria.
(2) The radiation machine is specifically designed to perform mammography.
(3) The provider of screening mammography services does all of the following:
(i) Establishes a quality control program, including inspections by a qualified radiation physicist, that meets the criteria established by regulations promulgated under section 4163 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990.
(ii) Retains and makes available to patients original mammograms as required by regulations promulgated under section 4163 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990.
(4) A radiation technologist who meets the criteria established by regulations promulgated under section 4163 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 operates the radiation machine.
(5) The interpreting physician meets the criteria established by regulations promulgated under section 4163 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990.

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1992, July 9, P.L. 449, No. 93, § 3, effective in 60 days.
35 P.S. § 5653, PA ST 35 P.S. § 5653
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 32. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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