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ASRT contacted the Arizona Senate Committee on Rules regarding House Bill 2001 and continues to monitor its progression. As originally written, HB 2001 creates inconsistencies between Arizona licensure for medical imaging and radiation therapy, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and other federal laws. 

ASRT has requested the removal of the following problematic language: “The rules may not require more training and experience than is required by the centers for Medicare & Medicaid services.” The addition of the language could impact licensure for medical imaging. The regulations for licensure of medical imaging are under the Arizona Department of Health Services, but the case could be made to abolish licensure altogether because the standards set by the Department of Health Services’ statutes are inconsistent with the language in this section.  

30-684. Conflicting ordinances by municipality or county 

Ordinances, resolutions or regulations, now or hereafter in effect, of the governing body of a municipality or county or board of health relating to sources of radiation shall not be superseded by this chapter, provided, such ordinances or regulations are and continue to be consistent with the provisions of this chapter, amendments thereto and rules and regulations thereunder. 

Advocating for patient safety helps ensure that only technologists who are appropriately educated and trained are performing diagnostic procedures involving ionizing and nonionizing radiation.

ASRT received word from the Department of Health Services that the language has been amended to limit the impact of this bill on the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession.

View all Arizona legislative and regulatory activity that ASRT follows.

2024 State Legislature
Convenes 1/8/2024
Adjourns 5/31/2024

You can familiarize yourself with Arizona laws and the legislative process by clicking on the following links:

Arizona State Legislature
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Arizona Rules

 

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