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Missouri Introduces Companion Licensure Bill

Mar 04, 2015
Sen. Rob Schaaf has introduced Senate Bill 472 in the Missouri Senate, a measure that will require individuals to secure a license before performing medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures.

S.B. 472 is a companion bill to House Bill 109, which was introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives in February. The bills require 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  state senator in Jefferson City to ask him or her to cosponsor S.B. 472.

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