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Oklahoma Licensure Bill Passes Senate

Mar 16, 2018

An Oklahoma legislative bill that would establish education and certification standards to license radiographers, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists and limited x-ray machine operators passed the Senate by a 37-to-three vote margin on March 13.

Senate Bill 1329 was introduced by Sen. Paul Scott, B.S., R.T.(R), from Duncan, Oklahoma. Sen. Scott owns and operates a mobile imaging company that provides services in the southwest portion of the Sooner state.

The bill was written with assistance from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and has the support of the Oklahoma Society of Radiologic Technologists. SB 1329 will be heard in a House committee in the near future; a date and committee assignment have not yet been announced.

Update: Oklahoma R.T.s will gather at the capitol in Oklahoma City on March 28 to express their support for the measure. R.T.s will meet with their legislators to educate them on the profession and the importance of ensuring only certified personnel perform medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures.

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