CSRT Protects the Profession
The California Society of Radiologic Technologists is proud to be the organization to represent more than 24,000 technologists in the state of California. Part of the association’s role is to work with other organizations to review bills and regulations that affect the profession and patient care. The CSRT works hard to promote the best interests of professional and student R.T.s.
The CSRT opposed Assembly Bill 1704 that would allow unqualified personnel to operate ionizing radiation equipment outside of the existing limited x-ray machine operator permit. The State of California requires individuals to be certified to operate ionizing radiation equipment, including radiography. AB 1704 would allow exemption from current licensure requirements for individuals who perform medical imaging under the supervision of a podiatrist. Exempting these personnel from certification means that untrained individuals with limited education in radiation safety, patient safety, anatomy, and positioning will operate radiation equipment and potentially expose patients to harmful levels of radiation.
Also of importance, the certification and regulation of radiologist assistants continues to be a priority. Senate Bill 377, introduced by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, has stalled during the 2022 legislative session; however, plans are underway to resume in the next legislative session.
Click here to learn about the CSRT Legislative Committee.
View all California legislative and regulatory activity that ASRT follows.
The link will take you to the ASRT Tracking Map, click on California to see the most current information.
California Action Items
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2023 State Legislature
Assembly Bill 1704 Text
Senate Bill 377 Text
You can familiarize yourself with California laws and legislative process, guidelines for the rule-making process and helpful resources provided by clicking on the links under each heading.
State Government — How a Bill Becomes a Law
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