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How is an individual’s starting date determined?

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The date an individual must begin meeting the continuing experience and continuing education requirements is the date on which personnel have completed all of their initial requirements and are allowed to practice independently at mammography facilities (interpreting mammograms, performing mammographic examinations, or conducting medical physicist surveys). This is used as the starting date for evaluating continuing experience and continuing education requirements.

The starting date for evaluating continuing experience for interpreting physicians has been either October 1, 1994, or the date on which someone initially qualifies, whichever is later. For radiologic technologists and medical physicists, this date is April 28, 1999, (the effective date of the final regulations) or the date on which someone initially qualifies to work independently, whichever is later.

The starting date for evaluating continuing education for interpreting physicians, radiologic technologists, and medical physicists has been either October 1, 1994, or the date on which someone initially qualifies, whichever is later.

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