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House of Delegates Addresses Motions

Jul 08, 2016

ASRT delegates and other members were in Las Vegas June 24-26 at the 2016 ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting to manage the Society’s governance activities.

The House of Delegates addressed more than 55 motions and took action on a number of significant issues:

The House approved an ASRT Bylaws amendment splitting the Board position of secretary-treasurer into two separate positions. This change to the ASRT Articles of Incorporation is contingent on approval by the general membership during the 2017 ASRT election. If the change is approved, secretary and treasurer positions will be on the 2018 election ballot.

House members ratified the decision to change the name of the Cardiovascular-Interventional Chapter to the Cardiac-Interventional and Vascular-Interventional Technology Chapter.

The House approved revising the ASRT Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy to specify that only medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals who have completed the appropriate education and obtained certification(s) outlined in specific modalities should perform procedures in the corresponding practice areas.

The issue that spurred the most debate was a proposed language change to bylaws and position statements from "American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, or equivalent" to "certification agencies recognized by the ASRT." The Committee on Bylaws submitted an amendment to its original amendment that specifically stated how certification agencies recognized by the ASRT would be defined and determined. The definition will be added to the ASRT House of Delegates Procedure Manual.

The House also implemented a new process for electing the chapter steering committee chairman and vice chairman. The new process allows any chapter member who is in attendance at his or her chapter meeting to vote for the chairman and vice chairman.

In other key business, the House re-elected Michael Odgren, B.S., R.P.A., R.T.(R)(CT), as its speaker and Beth Weber, M.P.H., R.T.(R), RDMS, CRA, FASRT, as its vice speaker.

Next year's annual governance meeting will take place June 23-25 in Orlando, Florida, preceded by the Educational Symposium on June 22.

Complete coverage of the annual governance meeting will be published in the August/September issue of ASRT Scanner. In addition, the minutes from the meeting will be available on the House of Delegates page in the Governance section of ASRT website in August.  A link to the documents will be posted for the affiliate, House of Delegates and advocacy groups in the ASRT Communities.

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