• State Regulations and Legislation

Pennsylvania Society Meets With Lawmakers To Push for Licensure

Oct 20, 2017

Pennsylvania radiologic technologists met with members of the House Professional Licensure Committee in Harrisburg recently. The meetings were organized by the Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists in support of House Bill 1545.

The legislation would establish regulations and licensure for medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals and a board of examiners to set requirements and develop standards. Rep. Bryan Cutler, a former medical imaging professional and House majority whip, is the bill’s primary sponsor.

In a memorandum published in advance of HB 1545, Rep. Cutler said new technology sometimes comes with increased risks, “There have been some examples in the country that have resulted in overexposure to patients, which have led to avoidable health complications and even death. The legislation will help assure patients that they are receiving the highest quality of care administered by medical imaging professionals.”

Current technical personnel standards in the state of Pennsylvania can vary widely based on the type of medical examination or even the type of facility in which the exam or treatment is performed, often leading to inconsistent quality of care and potential lapses in patient safety. 

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