• State Regulations and Legislation

    New Jersey Passes RA Legislation

    Dec 27, 2017

    In New Jersey, Assembly Bill 4871, a bill that requires the State Board of Medical Examiners to approve procedures and would establish required supervision levels for radiologist assistants, has passed the State House and Senate with unanimous consent.

    The bill resolves an ongoing issue in the state where the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recognized the use of fluoroscopy equipment by RAs, but the State Board of Medical Examiners had not approved specific fluoroscopic procedures that could be performed by RAs. The bill allows RAs to perform fluoroscopy procedures that are outlined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

    An RA is an advanced-level registered radiologic technologist who enhances patient care by extending the capacity of the radiologist in the diagnostic imaging environment. RAs have completed an advanced medical imaging academic program encompassing a nationally recognized curriculum and a radiologist-directed clinical preceptorship.

    The American Society of Radiologic Technologists worked in support of the measure along with Rutgers University Medical Imaging Sciences Radiologist Assistant Program Director Gladys Montane, M.A., R.T., (R)(M), and the New Jersey Society of Radiologic Technologists. Former Gov. Chris Christie signed the bill into law on Jan. 8, 2018. 

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