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Retirement and Cancellation Options

Retirement and Cancellation options

Options for retirement and cancellation are provided in the tabs below.

If you have any questions, please contact the Registration Department at Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us.

  • The retired status exempts general or limited medical radiologic technologists (MRT/LMRT), or non-certified radiologic technician (NCT) registry permit holders from the registration process, registration fee, and Continuing Education requirements.

     

    The following restrictions apply to MRTs/LMRTs and NCTs whose licenses are on retired status:

    1.      the certificate or permit holder must not engage in clinical activities requiring a certificate or permit in Texas or any state;
    2.      the certificate or permit holder's certificate or permit may not be endorsed to any other state.

     

    • To be eligible for retired status, the certificate or permit holder must not be under an investigation or otherwise have a restricted license.
    • To return to practice from retired status, a certificate or permit holder must obtain approval from the Board after submitting a written request. To return to active practice a certificate or permit holder will be required to provide evidence of competence at that time, which may include, but is not limited to;
      • providing current verifications from each state in which the certificate or permit holder holds a license, certificate, permit, or registration, as applicable;
      • providing current verifications of certification by ARRT or NMTCB, as applicable;
      • submitting professional evaluations from each employment held after the license was placed on inactive status; and
      • any conditions or requirements which, in the discretion of the Board are necessary to ensure protection of the public and minimal competency of the individual to safely practice.
    • If a certificate or permit holder has been on official retired status for two years or longer, the request must be reviewed by the Licensure Committee of the Board.

     

    To request retired status, complete and return the appropriate retirement request form (link below) to the Board for approval before the expiration date of the current registration permit. Refunds of registration fees already paid cannot be made.

    If an individual is ineligible for retired status, biennial registration, including the fee and continuing education, are required to keep the license current.

     

    Because this form must be received by our office before the expiration date of the current certificate, completed and bearing original signatures, as well as bearing an original seal of notary public, it cannot be faxed back to our office. 

     

    MRT/LMRT Retirement Request Form - click here

    NCT Registry Retirement Request Form - click here

     

    The voluntary charity care status exempts retired general or limited medical radiologic technologists (MRT/LMRT), or non-certified radiologic technician (NCT) registry permit holders, whose only practice is the provision of voluntary charity care, from the biennial registration fee.

     

    The following restrictions apply to MRTs, LMRTs, and NCTs practicing under voluntary charity care permits:

    1. the certificate or permit holder's practice of medical radiologic technology does not include the provision of services for either direct or indirect compensation which has monetary value of any kind;
    2. the certificate or permit holder's practice of medical radiologic technology is limited to voluntary charity care for which he or she receives no direct or indirect compensation of any kind for services rendered; and
    3. the certificate or permit holder's practice of medical radiologic technology does not include the provision of services to members of the certificate holder's family.

     

    • "Voluntary Charity Care" is defined as medical care provided for no compensation to:
      • indigent populations;
      • in medically underserved areas; or
      • for a disaster relief organization.
    • "Compensation" is defined as direct or indirect payment of anything of monetary value, except payment or reimbursement of reasonable, necessary, and actual travel and related expenses.
    • An MRT, LMRT or NCT on voluntary charity care status must still obtain and report continuing medical education, as indicated in Title 22, Part 9, Chapter 194, Subchapter A, Rule 194.7 (c).

     

    To request voluntary charity care status, complete and return the voluntary charity care request form (link below) to Board for approval before the expiration date of the current certificate.  Refunds of registration fees already paid cannot be made.

    If an individual does not qualify for this status, notification will be sent and the biennial registration fee must be paid to keep the certificate current.

     

    Because this form must be received by our office before the expiration date of the current certificate, completed and bearing original signatures, as well as bearing an original seal of notary public, it cannot be faxed back to our office. 

     

    MRT/LMRT Voluntary Charity Care Request Form - click here

    NCT Registry Voluntary Charity Care Request Form - click here

     

    • To request cancellation of a general or limited medical radiologic technologist certificate (MRT/LMRT), or a non-certified radiologic technician (NCT) registry or permit, complete and return the appropriate cancellation request form (links below) to the Board for approval before the expiration date of the current certificate.  Refunds of registration fees already paid cannot be made.
    • Because these forms must be received by our office before the expiration date of the current certificate, completed and bearing original signatures, as well as bearing an original seal of notary public, they cannot be faxed back to our office. 

     

    MRT/LMRT Cancellation by Request Form - click here

    NCT Registry Cancellation by Request Form - click here

    NCT Permit Cancellation by Request Form - click here

     

    • In order to perform radiologic procedures in Texas, Non-Certified Radiologic Technician (NCTs) are required to be listed on the NCT Registry and work under the supervision of a licensed Texas physician, chiropractor, or podiatrist.  Additional information is provided below.

     

    For information on the NCT Registry renewal click here.

    For information on the NCT Permit renewal click here.

    For information on the Hardship exemptions click here.