Thursday, April 11, 2019 05:10 PM

The California Society of Radiologic Technologists opposes a bill currently in the Assembly House and Business and Professions Committees that seeks to change long-standing requirements for fluoroscopy certification for licentiates of the healing arts. Proposed language in Assembly Bill 407 would authorize a physician and surgeon, or a doctor of podiatric medicine, to perform fluoroscopy services in a setting that is in compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Conditions for Coverage relating to radiation safety without fluoroscopy certification. Additionally, it would accept workplace experience as a replacement for continuing education. The bill amends Sections 107110 and 114870 of the California Health and Safety Code.

The CSRT asks you to join us in opposing AB 407. We believe licentiates such as non-radiologist physicians and podiatrists are not qualified to perform fluoroscopy procedures without training, testing and continuing education guidelines in place. We have created a template for you to use on the California Advocacy Action Center.  Please contact your assembly member today to voice your concerns.

Your help with advocating for our patients' safety and our profession are greatly appreciated. Please contact the CSRT with questions and feedback.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Young, MS, RT(T)
President, California Society of Radiologic Technologists
[email protected]
(415) 278-0441