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Disclaimer: Sections from the Education Law, Rules of the Board of Regents or Regulations of the Commissioner of Education are presented below for general informational purposes as a public service. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that these sections are current, complete, and accurate, the State Education Department does not warrant or represent that this information is current, complete, and accurate. The statutes, rules, and regulations are subject to change on a regular basis. Readers are advised to consult McKinney's Consolidated Laws of New York (West Publishing Corporation) and Title 8 of the Unofficial Version New York Codes, Rules and Regulations - Title 8 (8 NYCRR), published by the Department of State, and the State Register for the official exposition of the text of these statutes, rules and regulations, as well as for amendments and any subsequent changes or revisions thereto.

  1. Definitions. As used in this section: acceptable accrediting agency means an organization accepted by the department as a reliable authority for the purpose of accreditation at the postsecondary level, applying its criteria for granting accreditation in a fair, consistent, and nondiscriminatory manner, such as an agency recognized for this purpose by the United States Department of Education.
  2. In addition to meeting all applicable provisions of this Part, to be registered as a program recognized as leading to licensure in a specialty of medical physics as defined in section 8701 of the Education Law, the program shall be offered by a college or university accredited by an acceptable accrediting agency or an equivalent institution, as determined by the department, and shall be a master's or doctoral degree program in medical physics, physics, another physical science, mathematics, engineering or an equivalent field, containing at least 10 semester hours, or the equivalent, of coursework which includes but is not limited to: radiation protection, radiation biology, dosimetry, instrumentation, and the clinical applications thereof and/or a supervised clinical experience, as such coursework and experience pertain to such medical physics specialty.