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What are the 10 points of the ASRT?

  1. The radiologic technologist conducts herself or himself in a professional manner, responds to patient needs and supports colleagues and associates in providing quality patient care.
  2. The radiologic technologist acts to advance the principal objective of the profession to provide services to humanity with full respect for the dignity of mankind.
  3. The radiologic technologist delivers patient care and service unrestricted by concerns of personal attributes or the nature of the disease or illness, and without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion or socioeconomic status.
  4. The radiologic technologist practices technology founded on theoretical knowledge and concepts, uses equipment and accessories consistent with the purpose for which they were designed, and employs procedures and techniques appropriately.
  5. The radiologic technologist assesses situations; exercises care, discretion and judgment; assumes responsibility for professional decisions; and acts in the best interest of the patient.
  6. The radiologic technologist acts as an agent through observation and communication to obtain pertinent information for the physician to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient and recognizes that interpretation and diagnosis are outside the scope of practice for the profession.
  7. The radiologic technologist uses equipment and accessories, employs techniques and procedures, performs services in accordance with an accepted standard of practice, and demonstrates expertise in minimizing radiation exposure to the patient, herself or himself, and other members of the health care team.
  8. The radiologic technologist practices ethical conduct appropriate to the profession and protects the patient’s right to quality radiologic technology care.
  9. The radiologic technologist respects confidences entrusted in the course of professional practice, respects the patient’s right to privacy, and reveals confidential information only as required by law or to protect the welfare of the individual or the community.
  10. The radiologic technologist continually strives to improve knowledge and skills by participating in continuing education and professional activities, sharing knowledge with colleagues, and investigating new aspects of professional practice.

What are the 20 rules of ethics for the profession as published by ARRT?

  1. Use of fraud or deceit to obtain employment or credentials.
  2. Dishonest conduct with respect to the ARRT examination.
  3. Conviction or no-contest plea to a felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor (with the exception of speeding or parking infractions).
  4. A failure to report to the ARRT that legal or ethical charges are pending against the person in any jurisdiction.
  5. The failure or inability to practice the profession with reasonable skill and safety. Practicing outside the scope of practice authorized by one’s credentials.
  6. Any professional practice that is illegal, contrary to prevailing standards, or that creates an unnecessary danger to the patient.
  7. The delegation, or acceptance of any delegation, of professional functions that might create an unnecessary danger to a patient.
  8. Any actual or potential inability to practice radiologic technology safely by reason of:
    • Illness, use of alcohol or drugs, or any physical or mental condition, or
    • Adjudication of mental incompetence, mental illness, chemical dependency, or posing a danger to the public
  9. Revealing privileged communication except as permitted by law.
  10. Engaging in any unethical conduct such as deceiving, defrauding or harming the public, or the willful or careless disregard for the health, welfare, or safety of a patient. Actual injury need not be established.
  11. Engaging in conduct with a patient that is sexual or could be interpreted as sexual, or in any verbal behavior that is seductive or sexually demeaning or exploiting to a patient or former patient. This includes unwanted sexual behavior, verbal or otherwise.
  12. Knowingly engaging in or participating in abusive or fraudulent billing practices.
  13. The improper management of patient records, such as failure to maintain records, or any actions that may result in a false or misleading record.
  14. Assisting a person to engage in the practice of radiologic technology without current and appropriate credentials.
  15. Violating a state or federal narcotics or controlled-substance law.
  16. Providing false or misleading information directly related to the care of a patient.
  17. Making a false statement to the ARRT or failing to cooperate with an investigation conducted by the ARRT or the Ethics Committee.
  18. Engaging in dishonest or misleading communication with respect to one’s education, experience, or credentials.
  19. Failing to report to the ARRT any violation or probable violation of any rule of ethics by any registered technologist or applicant for certification by the ARRT.
  20. Failing to immediately report information concerning an error made in connection with imaging, treating, or caring for a patient.