TAKE ACTION TODAY!
All Missouri R.T.s can help by reaching out to lawmakers TODAY and demand they take action to pass SB 718 and HB 2127 into law.
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Missouri could soon become a state where R.T.s’ education, competency and patient care skills are taken seriously, but your help is needed!
Now is the time to call, email or visit your legislators to ask that they enact SB 718 and HB 2127.
Senate Bill 926, which creates licensure for radiographers, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, radiologist assistants and limited x-ray machine operators, was amended on to SB 718 and passed by the House. SB 718 now goes back to the Senate for concurrence. The House version of the licensure bill, HB 2468, has been amended onto HB 2127, which is currently now in the Senate and will come to the floor sometime within the next two weeks.
Missouri is one of only four states that does not have standards for medical personnel who perform radiologic imaging or who treat cancer with ionizing radiation. Enactment of SB 926 and SB 718 will create a Missouri Radiologic Imaging and Radiation Therapy Advisory Committee to advise the Board of Registration for the Healing Arts in developing a licensure program for radiographers, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, limited x-ray machine operators and radiologist assistants.
These bills will help assure Missouri patients that their imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments are performed by professionals who are qualified through education and competency assessment.