MRI license required to perform MRI exams7/18/2023
July 6, 2023
Attn: MRI Dept. Managers
ND Licensing Awareness Campaign
In 2015, the ND Legislature passed SB 2236. This legislation established the North Dakota Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board (NDMIRT). The mission of the NDMIRT is to license and regulate personnel performing Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy to protect the health and safety of the citizens of North Dakota. This includes the establishment, review, and upholding standards to protect the public and to guide the profession. Additionally, properly licensed individuals are able to receive, relay and document verbal, written and electronic orders for medical imaging examinations in a patient’s medical record.
It is not the intent of the NDMIRT to prevent imaging professionals from continuing to provide care, but to ensure all medical imaging professionals are meeting the proper standards and criteria. Due to 2017 Legislation, NDCC 43-62-14, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) registry is mandatory, http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t43c62.pdf?20151008105050. Those imaging professionals performing MRI must be licensed in ND and registered as such, and if still training they must obtain a Conditional MRI License. Licensees MUST hold at least one current Primary Modality ND License with a national registry to qualify to apply for a ND MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Conditional License.
NO action is needed, if your employees performing MRI currently have an MRI registry and are actively practicing; it should be displayed on their North Dakota license. To verify a ND license, go to the Board’s website above, and then Verification: Search under the Public tab.
If not already in compliance, licensees wishing to or who are currently working toward their MRI Registry must complete this form, https://www.ndmirtboard.com/lic/app/cond/mri/login.asp. There is no fee/charge for this application. A conditional license is valid for two years and maybe renewed once or upon Board approval.
Progress reports must be submitted after one (1) year to show you are actively working towards the national registry requirements.
Upon passing your MRI national registry exam, simply upload proof of the MRI credential earned from from ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) or ARMRIT (American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists) by logging into your Dashboard Account, https://www.ndmirtboard.com/lic/account/login.asp?reload=1. Upon review, the Board office will notify you of approval and you will be able to print a new license certificate, https://www.ndmirtboard.com/lic/print/instruct.asp.
Questions, please contact the Board office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shirley Porter, BS RT(R)(M)(ARRT)
Executive Director NDMIRT Board