37-14-306. Permits. (1) The board may issue a permit to an applicant not qualifying for the issuance of a license under the provisions of this chapter but who has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the board the capability of performing high-quality x-ray procedures without endangering public health and safety. An applicant shall demonstrate this capability by completion of formal classroom training that meets the standards established by rule and by means of examination. Permits issued under provisions of 37-14-305 and this section must specify x-ray procedures, defined and established by rule, that may be performed by the holder. Permits are valid for a period not to exceed 12 months but may be renewed under the provisions established by rule.
(2) An applicant meeting minimum requirements for licensure must be issued a temporary permit to work as a radiologic technologist. This temporary permit expires 15 days after the date of first opportunity for examination.
(3) The board shall issue temporary permits to unlicensed persons to perform x-ray procedures when adequate evidence is provided to the board that a temporary permit is necessary because of a regional hardship or emergency condition and that the prospective recipient of a temporary permit is capable of performing x-ray procedures without endangering public health and safety. Temporary permits may not exceed 12 months in duration but may be renewed by reestablishing to the board's satisfaction evidence of continued regional hardship or emergency conditions. The required adequate evidence of regional hardship, emergency conditions, and capability to perform x-ray procedures without endangering public health and safety must be established by rule.
(4) Each applicant for a permit must:
(a) be of good moral character;
(b) be at least 18 years of age; and
(c) not be addicted to intemperate use of alcohol or narcotic drugs.