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Issue Background

Oklahoma R.T. Licensure

Message from the OSRT

We urge all Oklahoma R.T.s to speak with your colleagues and check back frequently for updates on our efforts. You can also follow us on Facebook

We look forward to advocating for a safe, high quality imaging and therapy environment for the Sooner state!

The Oklahoma Society of Radiologic Technologists prepares for R.T. licensure.

Oklahoma, which has more than 4,500 certified medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals, still has no professional standards for the primary radiologic disciplines of radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, sonography or magnetic resonance technology. In January, 2017, Senate Bill 782 was introduced in the Oklahoma Legislature by Senator Paul Scott, R.T.(R) (Rep. – Duncan). S.B. 782 would have required Oklahoma radiographers, radiation therapists and nuclear medicine technologists to be licensed by the Oklahoma Medical Board, which currently licenses only radiologist assistants.  The Oklahoma Society of Radiologic Technologists worked closely with Senator Scott and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to amend and enact S.B. 782, however the bill ran out of time before it could be heard in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

During the 2018 Oklahoma legislative session the OSRT plans to continue working with Senator Scott and the ASRT on creating a licensure program for individuals who perform medical imaging and radiation therapy to protect patients from unnecessary radiation and poorly performed imaging procedures.  The licensure program will be based on nationally accepted practice standards and will recognize certifications from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and other medical imaging certification organizations. 

Take Action: Join the OSRT Grassroots Network today! 

The Oklahoma Society of Radiologic Technologists urges you to join with us by becoming a member of the OSRT to help ensure patients receive care from educated, certified, qualified and licensed medical imaging technologists or radiation therapists.