Senate Bill 377, introduced on Feb. 10, by Senator Bob Archuleta would add Section 114871 to the Health and Safety Code related to radiologist assistants. The existing law provides for the certification and regulation of radiologic technologists and S.B. 377 adds provisions for the RA.
This bill would prohibit a person from holding themself out as a radiologist assistant unless the person meets specified requirements including examination and registration. The bill would prohibit a radiologist assistant from functioning in that capacity if she or he does not have direct supervision of a supervising radiologist and a radiologist assistant scope of practice.
S. B. 377 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.
In addition to S.B. 377, ASRT and CSRT are monitoring Assembly Bill 356 that pertains to the Department of Health issuing a one-time, temporary permit to a physician and surgeon or a doctor of podiatric medicine allowing them to operate or supervise the operation of fluoroscopic x-ray equipment.
Read S.B. 377
Read AB 356