CHA News Article

CDPH Proposes Regulations for Physician Assistant Fluoroscopy Permit Requirements

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has proposed changes to regulations for AB 356 (Statutes of 2009, Chapter 434), establishing the requirements for physician assistants (PAs) in California to obtain a permit to operate fluoroscopy X-ray equipment. These proposed regulations replace the requirement that PAs complete the two years of coursework for, and obtain, a radiological technologist certificate in order to obtain a fluoroscopy permit. The regulations enable PAs to complete a more compact set of educational and clinical training requirements comprised of 40 hours of instruction that fully covers the subject matter, and allow PAs to more efficiently obtain a fluoroscopy permit. The notice is available on the CDPH website at Comments are due by May 28. Please contact CHA with questions or concerns about the proposed regulations.