History of the Board
Chapter 30, Article 23, Section 1 of the West Virginia Code was passed by HB 483 on July 1, 1977. The Code was revised during the 2007 Legislative session. This revision, effective June 10, 2007, changes the name of the Board to the Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners. The disciplines of Nuclear Medicine and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) will also be regulated with this revision. The Board made several changes to the Code in 2009. The changes were vetoed by the Governor, but re-passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor, with an effective date of May 27, 2009. The Original Rule and Regulations were promulgated July 1, 1978. The Series 1 rule was updated in 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 and the current Rule took effect on April 15, 2008. The Series 2 rule was written and passed by the Legislature in 1998 and revised during the 2008 Legislative session. The effective date of the Series 2 Rule was April 15, 2008. The Series 3 Rule was implemented on January 15, 2001 as a Procedural Rule and revised with an effective date of October 12, 2007. The Series 4 Rule is also a Procedural Rule which was revised and implemented with an effective date of October 12, 2007. The Series 5 Rule is the Standard of Ethics, which has the Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics. The Series 5 Rule was originally implemented as an Intrepretative Rule. However, this Rule was submitted for Legislative approval during the 2006 Legislative session, revised during the 2008 session and became effective on April 15, 2008. Series 5 is a Legislative Rule. The Series 6 Rule is the Board's newest Interpretative Rule which defines the Practice of Radiologic Technology. The original Series 6 Rule took effect on October 12, 2007. It was revised and implemented in 2009 with an effective date of July 10, 2009.