Alabama R.T.s ACT NOW:
Send an email to your state representative and senator to let him or her know that SB 83 and HB 269 have been introduced and you support the need for qualified medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals.
UPDATE: The House version of Senate Bill 83 was introduced on January 23 by Rep. April Weaver (R- Brierfield) as House Bill 269.
Alabama R.T.s contact your lawmakers and ask them to cosponsor SB 83 and HB 269.
Alabama Senate Bill 83 was introduced on Tuesday, January 9 by Senator Gerald Dial. The Alabama Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Patient Safety Act would establish an Alabama Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board to issue licenses for radiographers, magnetic resonance technologists, nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapists, limited x-ray machine operators and radiologist assistants who meet education, certification and competency standards established by the board.
SB 83 has been referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee for consideration. Senator Dial, a seven-term member of the Alabama Senate from Lineville, is a member of the committee.
House Bill 269 was introduced on January 23 by Rep. April Weaver and referred to the House Health Committee. Alabama is one of four states and the District of Columbia that have no minimum education requirements for radiologic imaging and radiation therapy personnel. Currently, individuals in Alabama who perform medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures are not required to take a single course in medical radiation, patient positioning or basic radiologic science physics.
Passage of SB 83 and HB 269 will establish consistent education and certification standards for the state’s medical imaging and radiation therapy personnel.