ASRT supports new licensure bills introduced in Missouri, Oklahoma

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has shown support for new licensure bills introduced in Missouri and Oklahoma.

SB 303, introduced in the Missouri Senate on Jan. 24, would require individuals to be licensed by the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts to perform imaging and radiation therapy procedures “for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.” It would also create a Radiologic Imaging and Radiation Therapy Advisory Committee, “which shall guide, advise and make recommendations” to the aforementioned board. Violating the act, according to SB 303, would be a Class A misdemeanor.

A rally in favor of SB 303 has been scheduled for Feb. 12 in Jefferson City, Missouri.

“The ASRT supports the measure, as it would establish consistent education and certification standards for the state’s medical imaging and radiation therapy personnel,” read a statement on the ASRT website.

A similar bill, SB 955, was introduced in the Oklahoma Senate on Feb. 4, and a rally is planned for Feb. 21 in Oklahoma City.

The ASRT showed its support for that legislation in a separate statement.