To reduce community transmission of COVID-19, the May meeting of the Radiologic Technology Certification Committee was cancelled. The next RTCC meeting will be held October 2020, in Northern California, location and date to be determined. Up to date information regarding COVID-19 is available at the California Department of Public Health web page.
For questions regarding the RTCC, contact Frieda Y. Taylor, RTCC Chairperson at Frieda.Taylor@cdph.ca.gov or Ricardo Arriola, RTCC Coordinator at Ricardo.Arriola@cdph.ca.gov.
Still pending in the California State Legislature, Senate Bill 480, sponsored by Sen. Bob Archuleta, would establish the Radiologist Assistant Practice Act, to be administered by the Radiologist Assistant Committee of the Medical Board of California. The bill, as amended in the Senate, would create a study commission to examine the need to establish specific standards for radiologist assistants and make recommendations to the California Legislature about the most effective way to license RAs. SB 480 has passed the state senate and is waiting for action in the California Assembly.
The bill is supported by American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the California Society of Radiologic Technologists, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the Society of Radiology Physician Extenders.