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Missouri Introduces Licensure Bill

Jan 07, 2015
Rep. Galen Higdon has introduced a bill in the Missouri House of Representatives that will require individuals to secure a license before performing medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures.

HB 109 requires radiographers, radiologist assistants, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists and magnetic resonance technologists to secure a license with the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts.

Missouri is one of only five states in the nation with no licensure or regulatory laws for radiologic technologists. Currently, individuals in the state can perform radiologic procedures without taking a single course in medical radiation safety, patient positioning or basic radiologic science physics.

We encourage medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals in Missouri to contact their representatives in Jefferson City to ask them to support HB 109.

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