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Ethics Sanctions

ARRT's Standards of Ethics mandate a formal review process for possible violations by Registered Technologists and candidates for certification and registration. The requirements and review process are described in Sections B (Rules of Ethics) and C (Administrative Procedures) of the Standards of Ethics. If the ARRT Ethics Committee determines that there has been a violation of the Rules of Ethics, it may impose a sanction against the individual's certification and registration.

A Certificate Holder or Candidate who receives notice of a proposed sanction shall have 30 days from the date the notice of such proposed sanction is mailed to make a written request for a hearing, or 30 days after the decision of the Ethics Committee is mailed to make a written request for an appeal. If a Certificate Holder or Candidate wishes to expedite the sanction effective date, the Certificate Holder or Candidate may elect to waive the 30 day timeframe to request a hearing and/or appeal. To request a Waiver of the 30 day timeframe, the Certificate Holder or Candidate must download and complete a Hearing Waiver or Appeal Waiver form. The form must be signed, notarized and submitted to ARRT. The sanction effective date for those individuals waiving the 30 day window for requesting a hearing or appeal will be the date ARRT staff processes the properly executed Waiver.

Sanctions imposed by the Ethics Committee include:

Reprimand: A form of discipline that declares specific conduct as improper but does not limit the right of the individual to use the ARRT credential. Public reprimands are published on this website's sanction list for one year.

Ineligible for Certification and Registration: The individual is not eligible for certification and registration.

Ineligible for Reinstatement of Certification and Registration:The individual is not currently eligible for reinstatement of certification and registration.

Suspend: The individual's registration is suspended for a period of time. The individual is prohibited from using the ARRT credential, designation, mark, or name in any manner for any purpose. Suspension could lead to additional sanctions up to and including revocation of certification and registration.

Summary Suspension: The individual's certification and registration is immediately suspended. This sanction is typically used in situations where there is potential for harm to the patient or the public. The individual is prohibited from using the ARRT credential, designation, mark, or name in any manner for any purpose. Summary suspension could lead to additional sanctions up to and including revocation of certification and registration.

Revoke: The individual's certification and registration has been removed. Revocation is the most serious ethics sanction imposed. The individual is prohibited from using the ARRT credential, designation, mark, or name in any manner for any purpose.

Alternatives to sanctions include:

Denied Reinstatement: Based upon evidence provided to the Ethics Committee, ARRT has denied this individual the opportunity to reinstate their certification and registration. This person is NOT certified and registered by ARRT.

Court Injunction: ARRT pursues court orders against individuals who have been sanctioned through the ARRT ethics review process and who misrepresent themselves as ARRT certified and/or registered. The court can issue an injunction prohibiting the individual from using the ARRT credential, designation, mark, or name in any manner for any purpose.

Settlement Agreement: Based upon misrepresentation or continued misrepresentation the individual enters into a negotiated agreement with the ARRT to avoid legal action.

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