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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7431 - AN ACT REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY IN THE PHILIPPINES, CREATING THE BOARD OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Section 1. Title. — This Act shall be known and cited as the "Radiologic Technology Act of 1992."
Sec. 2. Statement of Policy. — It is the policy of the State to upgrade the practice of radiologic technology in the Philippines for the purpose of protecting the public from the hazards posed by radiation as well as to ensure safe and proper diagnosis, treatment and research through the application of machines and/or equipment using radiation.
Sec. 3. Definition of Terms. — As used in this Act
the following terms and shall mean:
Sec. 4. Practice X-ray Technology. — The practice
of x-ray technology shall include any and all acts by which one
renders, furnishes, or contracts to render or furnished professional
service as an x-ray technologist.
Sec. 5. Practice of Radiology Technology. — The
practice of radiologic technology shall include any and all acts by
which one renders, furnishes, or contracts to render or furnish
professional service as a radiologic technologist.
Sec. 6. Creation of the Board of Radiologic Technology. — There is hereby created a Board of Radiologic Technology which shall be composed of a Chairman and four (4) members, all of whom shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines upon the recommendation of the Professional Regulation Commission. The Commission shall recommend three (3) radiologic technologists from a list to be submitted by the Association of radiologic technologists; one (1) radiologist from a list to be submitted by the association of radiologists; and one (1) medical physicist from a list to be submitted by the association of medical physicists: provided, however, that the said associations are accredited in accordance with Presidential Decree Numbered Two hundred and twenty-three: provided, further, that each person whose name is submitted shall possess the qualifications prescribed in Sec. 7 of this Act.
Sec. 7. Qualifications of Board Members. — (a)
Each member of the Board shall at the time of his appointment:
Sec. 8. Term of Office. — The members of the Board shall hold office for a term of three (3) years from the date of their appointment until their successors shall have been appointed and duly qualified; Provided, that the first appointees to the Board shall hold office for the following terms: the Chairman for three (3) years; two (2) members for two (2) years and two (2) members for one (1) year. Vacancies shall be filled only for the unexpired term.
Sec. 9. Duties and functions of the Boards. — The
Board shall have the following duties and functions:
Sec. 20. Scope of Examination in X-ray Technology.
— Unless changed or modified by the Board, the examination in x-ray
technology shall cover the following subjects with the corresponding
weights as follows:
Sec. 21. Scope of Examination in Radiologic
Technology. — Unless changed or modified by the Board, the examination
in radiologic technology shall cover the following subject with the
corresponding weights as follows:
Sec. 22. Report of Ratings. — The Board shall,
within one hundred twenty (120) days after the date of completion of
the examination, report the rating obtained by each candidate to the
Commission which shall submit such report to the President of the
Philippines for approval.
Sec. 23. Oath-taking. — All successful examinees shall be required to take a professional oath before the Board or before any person authorized by the Board to administer oaths prior to the practice of their profession as radiologic technologists and/or x-ray technologists.
Sec. 24. Issuance of Certificates of Registration.
— Every applicant who has satisfactorily passed the required
examination shall, upon payment of the registration fee as provided in
Sec. 25, be issued a certificate of registration as radiologic
technologist and/or x-ray technologist.
Sec. 25. Fees. — Unless otherwise fixed by the
Commission, each examinee or registrant shall pay the following fees:
Sec. 26. Penal Provisions. — Any person who shall
practice radiologic technology and/or x-ray technology in the
Philippines, within the meaning of this Act, with any of the following
attending circumstances shall, upon conviction by final judgment, be
punished with a fine of not less than Ten thousand pesos (P10,000) nor
more than Forty thousand pesos (P4,000), or by imprisonment of not less
than one (1) year nor more than six (6) years, or both, at the
discretion of the court:
Sec. 27. Appropriations. — The amount necessary for the compensation of the members of the Board shall be included in the General Appropriations Act of the year following the approval of this Act and thereafter.
Sec. 28. Repealing Clause. — All laws, decrees,
orders, and other issuances, rules and regulations, or parts thereof,
inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.