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Licensure Bills Introduced in Missouri

Feb 28, 2018

House Bill 2468, introduced on Feb. 15 in the Missouri House of Representatives would create a Missouri Radiologic Imaging and Radiation Therapy Advisory Committee under the state Board of Registration for the Healing Arts. The committee would establish education and certification standards to license radiographers, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, radiologist assistants and limited x-ray machine operators. Rep. Kathryn Swan of Cape Girardeau introduced HB 2468.

Senate Bill 926, a companion bill introduced by Sen. Jeanie Riddle on Jan. 17, was reviewed at a public hearing conducted by the Senate Professional Registration Committee on Feb. 19. The bill now moves to Executive Session for discussion before it can be placed on the calendar for consideration by the entire Senate.

The Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists supports the proposal and mobilized dozens of radiologic technologists to attend a rally at the state capitol in Jefferson City on Feb. 7. R.T.s were briefed on the bill and then spoke in person with legislators to ask for their support.

Missouri is one of only four states, plus the District of Columbia, that does not have standards for medical personnel who perform medical imaging or radiation therapy procedures. The ASRT supports the measure, as it would establish consistent education and certification standards for the state’s medical imaging and radiation therapy personnel. 

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