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Urgent Announcement

House Bill 61

The Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists (KSRT) opposes enactment of HB61

Currently, HB 61 is with the Committee on Committees in the Senate. We respectfully request you to contact your legislator and the Committee members listed here to voice your opinion.\

To Whom it may Concern,

House Bill 61, which would change the definition of LXMO, was introduced on January 4, 2022 and is now with the Committee on Committees in the Senate, relates to Limited X-ray Machine Operators (LXMO). Currently LXMOs are prohibited from working in facilities where contrast studies, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy procedures are performed such as in a hospital, cancer center or independent diagnostic testing facility.

HB 61 would allow LXMOs to be employed by such facilities if he or she was employed by the facility as an operator of a source of radiation:

Amendments would read as follows: (In BOLD)

9 (a) "Limited X-ray machine operator" means an individual who performs limited radiographic procedures in facilities where contrast studies, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy procedures are not performed.

   (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, an individual who holds a limited X-ray machine operator license may continue to be employed as a limited X-ray machine operator by a facility in which contrast studies, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy procedures are performed if he or she was employed in that capacity by that facility:

1. Prior to the facility performing contrast studies, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy procedures; or

2. Prior to the effective date of this Act.

10 Medical imaging technologist" means an individual who has completed an accredited educational program in radiography, nuclear medicine, or other imaging modality recognized by the board and who is licensed and granted privileges under this chapter. Other than a limited X-ray machine operator who meets the qualifications of subsection (9) (b) 1. or 2. of this section, only an individual licensed as a medical imaging technologist shall be employed to perform medical imaging at a facility where contrast studies, fluoroscopy[fluoroscopic], nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy procedures are performed;

The Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists (KSRT) opposes enactment of this bill citing that allowing limited x-ray machine operators to perform imaging examinations where contrast studies, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy procedures are performed is NOT in the best interest of patient safety. The limited education and clinical rotations associated with the LXMO curriculum in certificate programs, when compared to the Registered Radiologic Technologist degree programs, does not support or prepare LXMO certificated holders for employment by organizations that have nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, fluoroscopy, and or inject contrast. Difficulties in self-regulation and lack of awareness from management and/or physician director regarding scope of practice could potentially result in ethical and legal violations. Clinical education of radiologic technology students from accredited colleges and universities would also be in jeopardy as a LXMO cannot oversee the clinical rotation of a student pursuing a Radiologic Technology degree further hindering the number of clinical sites available to universities and colleges. Patients expect a degreed professional who is didactically prepared and clinically competent to deliver their care. Thus, it is imperative to set solid boundaries of where a LXMO can work without the fear or pressure of them operating outside their scope of practice, however unintentional. HB 61 blurs these boundaries and opens the door for medical errors and decreases in the quality of patient care for organizations who may employ LXMOs.

Thank You,

KSRT, INC.  Board of Directors

 

Oppose KY HB 61



 




2021-2022 Board of Directors

Board Chair:  Trina Cossin
President: James Adams
President-Elect: Joy Menser
Vice-President:  Kristi Rulli
Treasurer: Mashelle LaPresto
Secretary: Lori Slaughter
Member-at-Large: Joseph Cress & Carrie Hipple

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Best Wishes,

Kristi Rulli, PhD, MSHS, BS, RT(R)(CT)(ARRT), LSSBB




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Letter to Editor - By Kristi Rulli, President

During these challenging times and in the midst of a global health crisis, who are our frontline heroes?

You might be surprised to learn that radiologic technologists play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

Chest x-rays and CT scans are critical diagnostic tools in identifying the pneumonia-like complications of coronavirus; Interventional Radiology is used to treat life-threatening clots in the lungs When patients are placed on ventilators for breathing assistance, radiologic technologists perform imaging procedures so appropriate placement can be verified and treatment can be delivered.

Each of these imaging procedures is performed by a professional known as a radiologic technologist. Radiation therapists are also essential workers on the frontlines in the fight against cancer. Their work with oncology patients is crucial, and it continues every day, even during a pandemic.

So let us give a big salute to the doctors, nurses and other hardworking health care professionals. But here is a special tip of the hat to the more than 6,000 registered and certified radiologic technologists making a difference for patients every day in the state of Kentucky.

To us, they are unsung heroes, and we offer our heartfelt thanks for everything they do.

Kristi S. Rulli, PhD, President

Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists

Member, American Society of Radiologic Technologists

https://kbmirt.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

 

The KSRT 6th Annual Jackie Darling Memorial Seminar and the Student Seminar have been cancelled 

JDMS - April 4, 2020 - Cancelled

Student Seminar - April 17, 2020 - Cancelled

This action comes after careful consideration of options, and is being taken in the best interests of our members and the public.

Due to the potential risk associated with COVID-19, several healthcare facilities in Kentucky have instituted policies that would prohibit employees from attending any conferences or meetings at outside venues coupled with Governor Beshear declaring a state of emergency, has forced the Board to make this difficult decision. 
 
These unfortunate circumstances mark the first time that the Jackie Darling and or the Student conferences have been cancelled. With the uncertainty of what lies ahead, or how long the current situation will last, it is not feasible to reschedule the conferences at this time. All previously registered participants will be issued a refund.

We would like to thank the members, speakers, vendors, healthcare organizations and educational institutions who have supported the KSRT and had planned to attend these conferences.   

We hope everyone remains safe and healthy.

 KSRT Board

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