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Maryland has finalized licensure-exception legislation to create a limited-scope x-ray technologist role that urgent care centers can now leverage to help extend the services their staff can provide. No license is required, but there are some criteria techs must meet, such as clinical experience, hours of training, and supervision by a licensed physician or radiologic technologist. The good news is that the staff who qualify can capture x-rays for almost any common concern, including spine, lower extremities, and upper extremities, such as the hand, arm, or shoulder.

It won’t be long now: The exception takes effect January 1, 2025. The Maryland Hospital Association has supported the policy, saying it would expand access to care and help reduce the shortage of x-ray techs in urgent care centers and other settings. 

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In Maryland, Supervised Staff Can Now Capture X-Rays