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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 468
MISCELLANEOUS PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
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Section 468.304, Florida Statutes 2003

468.304  Certification examination; admission.--The department shall admit to examination for certification any applicant who pays to the department a nonrefundable fee not to exceed $100 plus the actual per-applicant cost to the department for purchasing the examination from a national organization and submits satisfactory evidence, verified by oath or affirmation, that she or he:

(1)  Is at least 18 years of age at the time of application;

(2)  Is a high school graduate or has successfully completed the requirements for a graduate equivalency diploma (GED) or its equivalent;

(3)  Is of good moral character; and

(4)(a)  Has successfully completed an educational program, which program may be established in a hospital licensed pursuant to chapter 395 or in an accredited postsecondary academic institution which is subject to approval by the department as maintaining a satisfactory standard; or

(b)1.  With respect to an applicant for a basic X-ray machine operator's certificate, has completed a course of study approved by the department with appropriate study material provided the applicant by the department;

2.  With respect to an applicant for a basic X-ray machine operator-podiatric medicine certificate, has completed a course of study approved by the department, provided that such course of study shall be limited to that information necessary to perform radiographic procedures within the scope of practice of a podiatric physician licensed pursuant to chapter 461;

3.  With respect only to an applicant for a general radiographer's certificate who is a basic X-ray machine operator certificateholder, has completed an educational program or a 2-year training program that takes into account the types of procedures and level of supervision usually and customarily practiced in a hospital, which educational or training program complies with the rules of the department; or

4.  With respect only to an applicant for a nuclear medicine technologist's certificate who is a general radiographer certificateholder, has completed an educational program or a 2-year training program that takes into account the types of procedures and level of supervision usually and customarily practiced in a hospital, which educational or training program complies with the rules of the department.

No application for a limited computed tomography certificate shall be accepted. All persons holding valid computed tomography certificates as of October 1, 1984, are subject to the provisions of s. 468.309.

History.--s. 5, ch. 78-383; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 5, 18, 19, ch. 84-269; s. 4, ch. 88-310; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 283, ch. 97-103; s. 213, ch. 98-166; s. 57, ch. 99-397.

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