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					February 18, 2004


Oregon Progress Board
155 Cottage Street, N.E.
Salem, Oregon 97301

SUBJECT:            Board of Radiologic Technology Annual Performance Report

2003 Accomplishments

The Board of Radiologic Technology made several key performance accomplishments
in calendar year 2003. Several of which relate directly to the agency’s performance measures:

The Board monitored the review, approval, and issuance of initial licensure for 246 applications for
Permanent Initial Radiologic Technologists, 109 applications for Permanent Initial Limited Permits,
56 applications for Temporary Initial Radiologic Technologists, and 213 applications for Temporary
Initial Limited Permits. This was a total of 624 initial licensure applications and 1867 licensure
renewals for a grand total of 2491 licenses issued in 2003.

The Board and the Investigation Committee monitored and approved disciplinary action on 58
investigation cases in 2003. All were self reported or disclosed accept for 6 complaint cases (10%).
15% of these licensees or applicants whose self reported chemical dependency’s impact on patients is
managed by complying with a Consent Order. In 2003 the case load was higher by 9 % or 5 cases
then the previous year. Three cases requested a hearing, one case decision sided with the Agency,
one case withdrew and the other is pending.

In 2003, the Board reviewed and approved 110 Continuing Education (CE) Approval Request
applications (7% less) then in 2002. This may have been due to temporary CE moratorium placed
by the Board October 2003 to January 2004. CE Approvals Requests applications from CE providers
are being evaluated by the Board’s CE Committee. Staff implements and monitors approval numbers
and website posting. Continuing Education is a program requirement licensure renewal. In 2003 the
Board staff reviewed, evaluated and monitored 1867 continuing education worksheets or certification
from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for licensure renewal.

In 2003 the Board’s Executive Officer and staff offered 8 Continuing Education (CE) presentations
on behalf of approved CE providers through out the State of Oregon. The Board will be reviewing
its policy of offering continuing education presentations in 2004 as part of an administrative
efficiency ongoing process.

The Board reviewed, proctored, and monitored 941 Limited Permit Examinations. The Limited
Permit exams are offered four times each year in February, May, August and November. The
overall passing rate was 61% for 2003.
Board of Radiologic Technology                    1                  Date Submitted: February19, 2004
OBRT Influence on Higher Level Outcomes and Oregon Benchmarks

The Board began an investigation of every aspect of its organization and the results thus far have
been surprising and sometimes disconcerting. The Board appreciates the support that the Emergency
Board, Task Force and administrative agencies have provided us in identifying our problems and
assisting us in working to find solutions.

The Board has reviewed some other elements of the agency’s programs to determine whether
program changes would produce additional efficiencies. The expedited fee has been discontinued,
resulting in noticeable increased efficiencies and a reduction in turn around time in the licensing
process.

On December 11, 2003, the Board held a special meeting and reviewed the leadership of the
agency which resulted in the removable of the Executive Officer and the appointment of an
interim Executive Officer.

Future Challenges

The Board is and will continue to work with the Task Force which is made up of Board members,
the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Budget ad Management, Legislative Fiscal
Office, the Office of Regulatory Streamlining, Rep. Gary Hansen and other parties to develop a
more efficient streamlined system to issue licenses.

In 2004, the Board will begin a search process with assistance from the Department of Administrative
Services for an Executive Officer.

A position of Treasurer will be added to the Board to collaborate with the Executive Officer on fiscal
concerns and report back to Board members. This will allow the Board to increase fiscal
accountability.

The Board will also investigate the possibility of increasing the size of the Board during the next
Legislative session to extend the ability of the Board to provide better oversight of OBRT.

The Board has plans to review the manner in which the continuing education program is conducted.
Further plans are to review the investigation procedures to determine if the process can be changed to
provide for more efficiency.

Sincerely,


Linda A Russell
Acting Executive Officer




Board of Radiologic Technology                     2                   Date Submitted: February19, 2004
ANNUAL PERFORMANCE PROGRESS REPORT
PART I, MANAGING FOR RESULTS
Agency: Radiologic Technology, Oregon Board of
Contact: Linda Russell                                            Phone: 503 731-4088 X 22
Alternate: Hank Miggins                                           Phone: 503 731-4088


The following questions shed light on how well performance measures and performance data are
leveraged within your agency for process improvement and results-based management.
1   How were staff and               Performance measures were developed by the members of the Board
    stakeholders involved in the     and the agency Executive Officer with input from staff. Performance
    development of the agency’s      measures are reviewed at quarterly Board Meetings and Board Retreats
    performance measures?            that are open to the public to encourage participation and collaboration
                                     that result in improved efficiencies.

2   How are performance              They are the key element to developing Board policies and procedures.
    measures used for                Performance measures are implemented by agency staff to ensure
    management of the agency?        sterling customer service that promotes professionalism. These
                                     measures ensure the health and well being of the public through efficient
                                     regulatory process.

3   What training has staff had in   The Executive Officer participated in training sessions offered by the
    the use performance              Progress Board and shared these tools with staff and the Board.
    measurement?



4   How does the agency              The agency communicates performance results in the Biennial Budget
    communicate performance          process as required. These documents and Annual Report are posted
    results and for what             on the website: www.obrt.state.or.us.
    purpose? (Please include
                                     The Annual Performance Report URL:
    your agency’s URL for
                                     http://www.obrt.state.or.us/pdfs/Ann_Perform_Report.pdf
    Performance Measures and
    this Annual Report)              2003-2005 Performance Measures URL:
                                     http://www.obrt.state.or.us/pdfs/0305Perf_Measures.pdf

5   What important changes           Since the removable of the Executive Officer on December 11, 2003, the
    have occurred in the past        Board has begun an investigation of all program requirements and
    year?                            administrative efficiencies.




Board of Radiologic Technology                          3                    Date Submitted: February19, 2004
PERFORMANCE MEASURE DATA SUMMARY
 Agency Name:    Radiologic Technology, Oregon Board of                                                                                 Prepared 2/18/2004

 Contact Person: Linda Russell                                                                               Phone: 503 731-4088 ext 22

 Alternate Contact: Hank Miggins                                                                             Phone: 503 731-4088


   Performance Measure
         Definition                                            Data                                                       Targets
(numbered as shown below)
                                   1998     1999      200       2001      2002        2003    2004    2000    2001     2002      2003       2004     2005

        83300/426 – 1              N/A      N/A       N/A         N/A     N/A         N/A             N/A      N/A      N/A        N/A       95%      95%

         83300/426 - 2             N/A      N/A       N/A         N/A     N/A         25%             N/A      N/A      N/A      85%         95%     99%
         83300/426 - 3             161      165       220         158      89          110            161      161      165        165       165      165

         83300/426 -4               3        4         5          2        3            8                                          16         16      16

        83300/426 – 5              N/A      N/A       N/A         N/A     N/A         200             N/A      N/A      N/A        200       225      250

         83300/426 - 6                                                                                               Regular:
                                                                                                                     15
                                   28        27        27         25       20          14              20      22    Working       14         8        5
                                                                                                                     Days,
                                 Working   Working   Working   Working   Working    Working          Working Working            Workin Working Working
                                  Days      Days      Days      Days      Days       Days             Days    Days Targets      g Days Days     Days
                                                                                                                     1-2
                                                                                                                     Working
                                                                                                                     Days




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   Performance Measure
         Definition                                           Data                                   Targets
(numbered as shown below)
       83300/426 - 7              N/A                N/A          N/A   N/A     N/A     N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   a: 50% A: 100%
                                                                                                                       B: 50%
                                                                                                                       of
                                                                                                                       Program
                                                                                                                       Services




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