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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 212: Board of registration in perfusion; powers and duties

Section 212. The board shall have the following powers and duties:

(a) to promulgate regulations and adopt such rules as are necessary to regulate the field and practice of perfusion and perfusionists;

(b) to receive, review, approve or disapprove applications for licensing and to issue licenses;

(c) to establish administrative procedures for processing applications for licenses and license renewals and to hire or appoint such agents as are appropriate for processing applications for licenses and license renewals;

(d) to retain records of its actions and proceedings in accordance with public records laws;

(e) to establish specifications for the licensing examination, which may be or may include the complete certification examination given by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, or its successor, and to provide or procure appropriate examination questions and answers and to establish examination procedures;

(f) to define by regulation the appropriate standards for education and experience necessary to qualify for licensing, including, but not limited to, continuing professional education requirements for licensed perfusionists and provisional licensed perfusionists, which shall be no less stringent than those of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, or its successor, as defined in section 211; and for the conduct and ethics which shall govern the practice of perfusion;

(g) to fine, censure, revoke, suspend or deny a license, place on probation, reprimand or otherwise discipline licensees for violations of the code of ethics or the rules of the board in accordance with the provisions of section 215 but the board shall not have the power of subpoena as established pursuant to section 12 of chapter 30A;

(h) to summarily suspend the license of a licensee who poses an imminent danger to the public but a hearing shall be afforded to the licensee within seven days of an action by the board to determine whether such summary action is warranted; and

(i) to perform such other functions and duties as may be required to carry out the provisions of this section and sections 213 to 219, inclusive.