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Health Policy

Greetings from the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists' Board of Directors. This page serves as a venue to inform OSRT members of important legislative activities at the state and national levels. It is updated on an as needed basis to keep you abreast of current events. See the links below for recent, related legislative issues news-worthy for OSRT members and interested parties.

Butterfly Effect Newsletter

The butterfly effect is defined as “a cumulatively large effect that a very small natural force may produce over a period of time.”  Image Gently's® quarterly newsletter, Butterfly Effect brings you up to date information to continuously change and update your practice to improve radiation protection for children. What began as a small initiative is making a large change in world wide pediatric radiology practice.

How to Find Bureau of Radiation Rules

How to Find Bureau of Radiation Rules

You can either print the document, or download to a diskette. Steps 1- 8 are the same steps you would use for printing.

  • Go To ODH Website
  • Click on Rules & Regulations
  • Click on Draft Rules
  • Scroll to Chapter to be saved or printed.  Click on the Chapter number to open the table of contents.
  • Rules are in .PDF format.  Download the most current version  (version 6.0) of Adobe Acrobat reader, if necessary.
  • Click on rule number you wish to save or print.
  • The rule opens as a PDF document.
  • Insert a diskette in your computer (or PRINT).
  • On the toolbar directly above the document, click the icon that looks like a diskette.
  • Name the file to be saved.
  • Save the file to the diskette; the saved document is a read-only.

If you require further assistance in downloading ODH rules, phone 614-644-2727.

Bureau of Radiation Protection
Ohio Dept. of Health
P.O. Box 118
Columbus, OH 43216-0118
614-644-2727
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OSRT Professional Position Statements

The position statements of the the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists represent the tenets or beliefs of the OSRT. As an official affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, OSRT supports the position statements of ASRT. Regarding interpretation, radiologic technologists must take into account state statutes and institutional policy.

The term radiologic technologist used throughout OSRT's official documents describes personnel working in any discipline or specialty area of radiologic technology. Radiologic technology is the term that describes the medical disciplines and specialties that use radiation for diagnostic medical imaging, interventional procedures and radiation therapy, to include energies used for magnetic resonance and sonographic imaging.

OSRT Position Statements

Radiology Licensure Law
The Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists supports Ohio Revised Code 4773.01 to 4773.99 (Radiologic Licensure Law).

Limited X-Ray Machine Operator/General X-ray Machine Operators
The Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists supports educational programs within the State of Ohio in offering a plan of study for the L.X.M.O. as defined by the A.S.R.T. and credentialed by the A.R.R.T. It is desired that the L.X.M.O. will establish a new standard of care in limited radiography, and displace the existing GXMO within the State of Ohio. The O.S.R.T. supports curriculum revisions that would allow an L.X.M.O. licensee to become a fully credentialed R.T. utilizing a career laddering format.

RADUCATION

Ohio Department of Health RADUCATION Site

Visit the new Ohio Department of Health “RADUCATION” site, sponsored by the Department’s Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP).

The RADUCATION site is intended to be a place where people may go to find factual information and resources that will allow site visitors to learn about and understand the different aspects of radiation: where it comes from, how it is used and regulated, and what is its effect on people and the environment. Having accurate information is vital to all of us if we are to make informed decisions on the issues that may interest us or impact our daily lives.

Each RADUCATION segment will include a brief presentation on a specific radiation topic, with links to other information sources related to the items discussed. These sources may come from other state or federal government agencies, universities, professional organizations, or citizen
groups.

This information site is intended to be helpful and relevant. If you have specific questions about the information provided on this site, or if you have suggestions for future topics to be presented, please use the contact information found at the end of each module.

Federal Legislative Activities

Are you interested in proposed federal laws that impact quality patient care and the radiologic science profession? To stay current on regulatory and legislative news, click here to visit the ASRT Web site.

ASRT provides a great legislative tracking tool that can be found on a member's MyASRT page in the lower right hand corner. Members must be logged in to ASRT to use this Legislative and Regulatory Tracking Tool.