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WV Unable To Repeal Patient Protection Law

Apr 17, 2017

Lawmakers in West Virginia have adjourned without taking action on companion bills that would have eliminated the 40-year-old West Virginia Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners.

According to West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists President Jacqueline Johnston, R.T.(R)(M)(QM), the proposal put patients’ health and safety at risk in an effort to reduce government oversight of health professions. The state has more than 3,100 board-licensed radiologic technologists.

The ASRT and WVSRT worked together to engage West Virginia technologists in a campaign that included media outreach and emails to lawmakers. R.T.s in the state sent more than 500 communications to legislators opposing the proposal.

 


Comments
Lorenza Clausen
This is good news. Great work by West Virginia advocacy to see this through.
Donna Newman
So glad to hear the grassroots efforts worked. Thank you for you dedication to our profession. We will just have to make it happen One state at a time thank goodness for our professions grassroots movements

 

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