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Tennessee Bills Will Expand R.T. Licensure

Feb 24, 2015

The Tennessee General Assembly has introduced Senate Bill 899 and House Bill 933, companion bills that expand licensure requirements to include additional types of health care settings where medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals practice.

In Tennessee, only personnel performing radiographic procedures in physicians' offices are required to hold a license. S.B. 899 and H.B. 933 will establish licensure requirements for radiographers, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, magnetic resonance technologists and limited x-ray machine operators working in hospitals, outpatient diagnostic centers, recuperation centers and physicians' offices.

“This bill helps further ensure the safety of our patients and the quality of care they receive,” said Jordan Johnson, M.S.H.A., R.T.(R)(T), a radiation oncology manager in Crossville, Tennessee. “It highlights a commitment to excellence by our state’s medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals, and shows that our facilities and state are truly committed to putting patients first.”

 

S.B. 899 was introduced by Sen. Paul Bailey, R-Dist. 15, and H.B. 933 was introduced by Rep. Cameron Sexton, R-Dist. 25, chairman of the House Health Committee.

We encourage medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals in Tennessee to 

contact

their state representatives and senators in Nashville to ask them to support S.B. 899 and H.B. 933.

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