• State Regulations and Legislation

Licensure Law Passes in New Hampshire

May 09, 2016

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a bill enacted by the state legislature that creates licensure standards for radiographers, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, magnetic resonance technologists, radiologist assistants, limited x-ray machine operators and sonographers. 

Senate Bill 330 was introduced in January with six co-sponsors. The bipartisan measure secured approval of the New Hampshire Senate and House and was presented to the governor for signature.

“Enactment of S.B. 330 is a huge step toward making sure that patient care is provided as safely and effectively as possible by highly qualified medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals,” said Sal Martino, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FASRT, CAE, chief executive officer of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

In addition to creating professional standards for licensure, the measure mandates the creation of a seven-member board to administer the license regulations. Made up of a radiographer, radiation therapist, nuclear medicine technologist, sonographer, radiologist and two public members, the board will receive administrative support from the New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification.

“The ASRT is committed to promoting patient safety and defending professional standards by working with dedicated state affiliate societies such as the New Hampshire Society of Radiologic Technologists,” said Dr. Martino.

Five states and the District of Columbia still have no licensure or regulatory requirements for medical imaging and radiation therapy personnel.

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