West Virginia bill takes aim at board of imaging, radiation experts

Radiology officials during a legislative session in West Virginia discussed a bill that takes a shot at doing away with the West Virginia Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners.

In a recent report by WDTV, radiology officials feel, if this bill were to pass, it would take away from those who are more qualified to do the job.

“If they do away with the board, there would be risks of people dispensing radiation [who] do not have any understanding,” said Jacqueline Johnston, president of the West Virginia Society of Radiology Technologist in an interview with WDTV.

The news report also featured an interview with a sponsor of the bill who believes the board is not necessary. Reporters also spoke with a citizen who had mixed feelings on the issue.

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