The Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Advisory Council (MIRTAC), established by NMSA 1978, Section 61-14E-5.1 meets to advise the Environmental Improvement Board on the adoption and promulgation of rules, regulations, standards and continuing education requirements related to medical imaging and radiation therapy. Pursuant to the advice and recommendations of the Council, the EIB adopts and promulgates rules, regulations and licensure standards and continuing education requirements that protect public health.
The MIRTAC consists of 11 members who are appointed by the governor, after consultation with the secretary of environment and professional organizations representing medical imaging and radiation therapy, for three-year staggered terms. The governor shall fill any vacancy occurring on the council within 60 days of the vacancy. The replacement appointee shall serve the remainder of the original member's unexpired term.
The members of the council shall be: (1) six medical imaging professionals licensed by the department, representing each medical imaging modality defined under the Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Health and Safety Act, including one licensed radiographer and one licensed radiologist assistant; (2) one individual who holds a certificate of limited practice in radiography; (3) three physicians licensed pursuant to NMSA 1978 Section 61-6-1 or 61-10-1 , each of whom represents a different medical specialty, only one of whom shall be a radiologist and at least one of whom shall be from a rural area; and (4) one member of the general public who is not licensed by the department nor a relative of anyone licensed by the department.
The MIRTAC meets at least once per year. Current members are:
- Daniel Gonzales
- Chandra Gerrard
- Victor Garnand
- Melissa Ham
- James Mayer
- Lynnette Trujillo
- Evelyn Vasquez
Upcoming MIRTAC meetings and associated materials are found on the NMED Events Calendar. Past MIRTAC meeting materials are available on the archived version of our previous website.