Until recently, in order to perform radiologic procedures in Texas under a physician’s supervision, Non-Certified Radiologic Technician (NCTs) were required to obtain a second registration permit with the Texas Medical Board in addition to placement on the MRT Board’s general registry.
In the 2017 legislative session, SB 674 changed the law so that the Texas Medical Board is no longer required to register NCTs who work for physicians. What remains is the requirement that NCTs obtain placement on the MRT Board’s general registry, or have an approved a hardship exemption, prior to starting practice.
You will need to continue to renew your NCT Registry listing or hardship exemption to continue to practice as an NCT in Texas.
NEW REGISTRATION (RENEWAL) PROCESS
Existing license/permit expiration dates beyond March 31, 2016 will be honored, however no extensions will be provided at this time. Renewals will continue to be done biennially. Additional information is provided below. Click on the tabs below for specific fee information.
- Information on the required criminal history background checks and instructions for getting fingerprinted are available here.
- Registration/renewal through TMB will be completed on a different schedule than DSHS, with all permits expiring during specific set times of year (as opposed to expiring in the permit holder’s birth month). Moving forward NCTs on the Registry will expire once a year, on June 30th.
- As part of the transition from DSHS to TMB, existing NCTs on the registry will have their first registration (renewal) with TMB per the existing permit expiration date. The renewal fee charged at the time of the first renewal with TMB will be pro-rated to bring the permits in line with the new expiration dates.
- For example, NCTs on the registry that expire in December 2015, or January, February, March or April of 2016, will be pro-rated to renew through June 2018.
- For those licensees who have recently been issued or renewed with DSHS, it may be approximately two years before you are due to register/renew with the TMB.
- As part of this transition, some existing license and permit numbers will be reformatted to fit TMB requirements.
Information on continuing education is available at CE for NCT Registry .