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Information from TN Dept of Health about the Ongoing Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

X-Ray Operators

On June 29th  the Governor issued Executive Order No. 50 to extend the State of Emergency related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to August 29, 2020. The order allows the continued suspension of various laws and regulations and other measures in these orders to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19 through regulatory flexibility, promoting social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings, and protecting vulnerable populations.  Gov. Lee also signed Executive Order Nos. 51 and 52, which extend provisions that allow for electronic government meetings subject to transparency safeguards and remote notarization and witnessing of documents, respectively, to August 29, 2020.  Executive Order Nos. 50, 51 and 52 may be found at:

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Pursuant to Public Chapter 1029, operators of radiologic imaging and radiation therapy equipment in hospitals, outpatient diagnostic centers, recuperation centers, physicians’ offices or any other setting for human subjects, will be required to become licensed by the Tennessee Board of Radiologic Imaging and Radiation Therapy.  Although we are actively moving toward implementation of this new law, operators of radiologic imaging and radiation therapy equipment who are working in the following settings are not yet being licensed for the purpose of practicing in these settings:

  • Hospitals;
  • Outpatient diagnostic centers;
  • Recuperation centers; and
  • Other settings for human subjects (that are not a physician’s office). 

Please check back soon for more information.

Health Professional Boards

The mission of each board is to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring those who practice health care professions within this state to be qualified.