1-1  By:  Harris (Senate Sponsor - Madla)                  H.B. No. 2898
    1-2        (In the Senate - Received from the House May 8, 1995;
    1-3  May 9, 1995, read first time and referred to Committee on Health
    1-4  and Human Services; May 23, 1995, reported favorably by the
    1-5  following vote:  Yeas 5, Nays 0; May 23, 1995, sent to printer.)
    1-6                         A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-7                                AN ACT
    1-8  relating to the inspection and maintenance of dental X-ray
    1-9  equipment.
   1-11        SECTION 1.  Chapter 9, Title 71, Revised Statutes, is amended
   1-12  by adding Article 4551o to read as follows:
   1-13        Art. 4551o.  A dentist may authorize a qualified person to
   1-14  perform beam calibration and characterization, quality assurance,
   1-15  instrument specification, acceptance testing, shielding design, or
   1-16  protection analysis on radiation-emitting equipment or
   1-17  radiopharmaceuticals for procedures involved with the diagnosis or
   1-18  treatment of disease or other dental conditions in humans.  The
   1-19  authorization of such acts by a dentist and the performance of same
   1-20  by a qualified person shall not constitute the practice of medical
   1-21  physics as defined and regulated by Article 4512n, Revised
   1-22  Statutes.
   1-23        SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect on September 1, 1995.
   1-24        SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
   1-25  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   1-26  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   1-27  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   1-28  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.
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