The Massachusetts Public Health Council has voted to approve revisions to licensing regulations for radiologic technologists in the state for the first time since 1994.
Changes include new advanced practice licensing categories for computed tomography, positron emission tomography, nuclear medicine and radiologist assistants. The revisions also include updates to some continuing education requirements and administrative procedures related to the issuance and revocation of licenses.
The updates are the result of consultation and collaboration between the Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists, American Society of Radiologic Technologists, Department of Public Health, Radiation Control Program and other Massachusetts radiology professional societies.
“We truly believe the revised regulations now better reflect the high standards of our profession and strengthen licensure regulations for all radiologic technologists in Massachusetts,” said MSRT Legislative Chair Pat Willett, B.S., R.T.(R)(CT). “Our patience and persistence have really paid off.”
The revised regulations have been forwarded to the Massachusetts Secretary of State for enactment when they are published in the Massachusetts Register.