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NCT permit changes under Senate Bill 674

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 last legislative session, SB 674 changed the law so that the Texas Medical Board is no longer required to have a second permit for NCTs who work for physicians.  What remains is the requirement that NCTs obtain placement on the MRT Board’s general registry.


Please note that the changes made by SB 674 affect other agencies that license practitioners who also employ NCTs, such as chiropractors, podiatrists, and dentists.  For information on what actions those agencies are taking with respect to laws regulating those practice areas, please contact those agencies directly.  (See below for contact information.)


Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation – Podiatry

Texas State Board of Dental Examiners



The TMB regulations related to the NCT permit have been revised.  Current regulations related to the NCT registry are available for review here.

Existing NCT permits issued to those employed by physicians have been terminated and are listed as “No longer required by statute”.  This did NOT affect the NCT general registry listing.


For PAs who perform radiologic procedures, SB 202 amended the law so that the PA Board is authorized to set forth rules related to minimum training and registration requirements.  Proposed rules were approved for publication at the November PA meeting and will be published in the Texas Register, so that the public can provide comment on the proposed language.