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Pennsylvania Advocacy – Licensure Goal

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On May 17, 2021, House Bill 1440 was introduced by Rep. David Millard and referred to the Professional Licensure Committee. 

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**The current sponsor is Representative David Millard, of District 109, serving part of Columbia County

Co-sponsors

*Anthony M DeLuca – District 32, serving part of Allegheny County

*Tina Pickett – District 110, serving Bradford (part), Sullivan County, Susquehanna County (part)

*Jack Rader Jr. – District 176, serving Monroe (part)

*R. Lee James – District 64, serving part of Venango County, Butler County

*Peter Schweyer – District 22, serving LeHigh County (part)

*Jonathan Fritz – District 111, Wayne County (part), Susquehanna (part)

*Ed Neilson – District 174, serving part of Philadelphia County

*Aaron D. Kaufer – District 120, serving Luzerne County (part)

*Jeff Wheeland – District 83, Serving Lycoming County (part)

*Ryan A. Bizzaro – District 3, serving Erie County (part)

 

Currently technical personnel standards in the state of Pennsylvania can vary widely based on the type of medical examination or even the type of facility in which the exam or treatment is performed, often leading to inconsistent quality of care and potential lapses in patient safety.

The American Society Radiologic Technologists, the Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, the Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists support the proposal and urge all radiologic technologists in the state to contact their legislators and ask for their support.

The ASRT supports the measure, as it would establish consistent education and certification standards for the state’s medical imaging and radiation therapy personnel.