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Bills Move Licensure to Texas Medical Board

Mar 19, 2015
The Texas Legislature has introduced House Bill 2510 and Senate Bill 202, companion bills that will move administrative responsibilities for the state’s medical radiologic technologist licensure program from the Texas Department of State Health Services to the Texas Medical Board.

H.B. 2510, introduced by Rep. Four Price, and S.B. 202, introduced by Sen. Jane Nelson, are the result of the Texas Sunset Advisory Committee’s recommendation in August 2014 to move the licensure program to the Texas Medical Board.

The bills create the Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology, which will issue medical radiologic technologist licenses, approve educational programs and take disciplinary actions against individuals if warranted. In addition, the Texas Medical Board will provide administrative assistance to the TBMRT and may approve or deny adoption of TBMRT regulations.

“Enacting these bills secures radiologic technologist licensure in Texas,” said Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists President Kameka Rideaux, M.B.A., R.T.(R)(T). “We believe the measures may create a more effective licensure program to ensure individuals performing radiography, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine technology meet high standards.”

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