• State Regulations and Legislation

North Dakota Preserves R.T. Licensure

Mar 28, 2017

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has signed Senate Bill 2198 a measure that maintains the state's radiologic technology licensure standards. 

Initially, S.B. 2198 would have removed modality-specific licensure qualifications for technologists working in critical-access hospitals serving rural areas. As amended by the legislature and enacted, S.B. 2198 will now preserve specific qualifications for licensure in the primary disciplines (radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology and sonography) and adds magnetic resonance technologist licensure. 

Licensure for radiologist assistants is preserved and the North Dakota Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board now has the ability to address critical-access hospital and rural needs through the rule-making process.  H.B. 1371,introduced shortly after S.B. 2198, would have weakened licensure standards for medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals. The bill failed to pass the North Dakota House of Representatives.

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