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NCT permit changes under Senate Bill 674

Until recently, in order to perform radiologic procedures in Texas under a physician’s supervision, Non-Certified Radiologic Technician (NCTs) were required to obtain a second registration permit with the Texas Medical Board in addition to placement on the MRT Board’s general registry.  


In the last legislative session, SB 674 changed the law so that the Texas Medical Board is no longer required to register NCTs who work for physicians.  What remains is the requirement that NCTs obtain placement on the MRT Board’s general registry, or have an approved a hardship exemption, prior to starting practice.


Please note that the changes made by SB 674 affect other agencies that license practitioners who also employ NCTs, such as chiropractors, podiatrists, and dentists.  For information on what actions those agencies are taking with respect to laws regulating those practice areas, please contact those agencies directly.  (See below for contact information.)


Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation – Podiatry

Texas State Board of Dental Examiners



The TMB regulations related to the NCT permit are currently undergoing the proposed repeal process, and on November 3, 2017, were published in the Texas Register requesting public comment on the proposed repeal. To submit a comment, please review the proposed rules and the instructions for submitting public comment.


Please continue to check our website for additional information related to the dissolution for this permit.


For PAs who perform radiologic procedures, SB 202 amended the law so that the PA Board is authorized to set forth rules related to minimum training and registration requirements.  Proposed rules were approved for publication at the November PA meeting and will be published in the Texas Register, so that the public can provide comment on the proposed language.