R.T. Licensure In Progress
UPDATE: H.B. 1440 successfully passed the Pennsylvania General Assembly on Feb. 9, 2022. The bill has been referred to the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee.
The Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Societies of Radiologic Technologists have collaborated with the ASRT, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologists and Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography on a bill that would protect the citizens of Pennsylvania from unqualified personnel operating medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment.
On May 17, 2021, House Bill 1440 was introduced by Rep. David Millard and referred to the Professional Licensure Committee. The licensure bill will create consistent personnel standards through the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine for individuals who perform medical imaging and radiation therapy examinations.
Current standards for personnel performing medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments are scattered throughout Pennsylvania statutes and regulations. Currently, there is little consistency in how or in which situations or settings these laws are applied. H.B. 1440 would rectify the problem.
Licensure will create education, certification and competency assessment standards for radiographers, radiologist assistants, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, magnetic resonance technologists, diagnostic medical sonographers and limited x-ray machine operators.
Many dedicated Pennsylvania R.T. advocates have put in hours of hard work drafting this legislation and working with state lawmakers.
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