Ohio Radiologic Technology Personnel and Interested Parties,

Linda Rizzo and Heather Moore of the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists (OSRT) Executive Board attended the July 21, 2011 Radiation Generating Equipment Committee (REC) meeting at the Ohio Department of Health. This meeting was in reference to personnel licensing rules which the proposed change to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3701-72-01 definition of "radiographer" was discussed.

We were made aware of the change to this ORC by the OSRT Health Policy Committee and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). We have been working in conjunction with the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Radiological Society. This proposed changed has caused much concern among the radiology community.

The proposed rule changes can be found at:


3701 - 72-01- Definitions - Line (X)

The OSRT has developed a response to send to the Ohio Department of Health. (OSRT Response to ODH). We encourage interested members to also submit their own public comments on or before August 10, 2011. The REC will meet on August 12, 2011 in Columbus, OH to review all of the public comments. These meetings are always open to the public. Representatives from the OSRT plan to be in attendance. After the REC meeting, the committee will send their recommendations to the Radiation Advisory Council (RAC) which then sends their recommendations to the Public Health Council (PHC). Once it passes the PHC, the new rules become effective.

The OSRT would like to encourage your support of this response. It is intended to protect the National Practice Standards for Radiologic Technologists as stated by the ASRT.

Thank you very much for your anticipated support of this important issue in the Radiologic Technology community.

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Heather Moore, MEd, R.T. (R)

President, The Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists


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