and its sponsoring organizations cooperate "to establish, maintain and promote appropriate standards of quality for postsecondary educational programs in nuclear medicine technology to provide skilled, professional services to the patients served." Educational programs, such as GateWay's, which meet or exceed these minimum standards, are granted an accreditation status by the JRCNMT
The JRCNMT's Essentials and Guidelines for an Accredited Educational Program for the Nuclear Medicine Technologist state that nuclear medicine technologists should possess the technical skills that allow them to "prepare and administer radiopharmaceutical(s), where permitted, to patients by intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous and oral method."
The JRCNMT Essentials also state that "preparing, calculating, identifying, administering (where permitted), and disposing of radiopharmaceuticals" should be part of the nuclear medicine technologist's supervised clinical education.
Through the Essentials, the JRCNMT has identified venipuncture as a part of the nuclear medicine technologist's scope of practice.