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Licensure Bills Introduced in Alabama House and Senate

Feb 02, 2021

The Alabama Society of Radiologic Technologists is pushing for enactment of Senate Bill 64, introduced on Feb. 2, 2021, by Sen. William Beasley and referred to the Senate Committee on Health Care. A companion bill was also introduced in the House by Rep. Joe Lovvorn. The legislation would establish licensing and regulatory standards through the Office of Radiation Control for health care personnel performing radiologic imaging or radiation therapy for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

Alabama is one of three states with no minimum education requirements for personnel who perform medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures. Currently, individuals in Alabama who perform radiologic procedures are not required to take a single course in medical radiation, patient positioning or basic radiologic science physics.

The ASRT supports passage of the legislation and is working closely with the Alabama Society to support their efforts.

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