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CARE Bill Legislation: Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

Take Action Now!  H.R. 2104 CARE Bill Introduction

The Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence (CARE) in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy bill was introduced on June 2, 2011 in the House of Representatives by Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-KY-1., as
CARE: HR 2104.

Listed below are the representatives who signed on as original cosponsors of the CARE bill. While it speaks volumes to have 19 original cosponsors, we still have work ahead of us.

The list below contains the names of cosponsors. If your representative is not on the list, I encourage you to contact them and let them know that the bill is extremely important to you and ask them to cosponsor the bill. If your representative is on the list, please contact them by letter, e-mail or phone to thank them for supporting the bill. Additionally, please ask your representative to reach out their colleagues in Washington, D.C., and ask them to cosponsor the CARE bill as well.

Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] - 6/2/2011
Rep Boswell, Leonard L. [IA-3] - 6/2/2011
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] - 6/2/2011
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry" [VA-11] - 6/2/2011
Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] - 6/2/2011
Rep Guthrie, Brett [KY-2] - 6/2/2011
Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] - 6/2/2011
Rep Harper, Gregg [MS-3] - 6/2/2011
Rep Heinrich, Martin [NM-1] - 6/2/2011
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] - 6/2/2011
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] - 6/2/2011
Rep Kildee, Dale E. [MI-5] - 6/2/2011
Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] - 6/2/2011
Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7] - 6/2/2011
Rep McIntyre, Mike [NC-7] - 6/2/2011
Rep Myrick, Sue Wilkins [NC-9] - 6/2/2011
Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37] - 6/2/2011
Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] - 6/2/2011
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] – 6/2/2011 – Sponsor

ASRT counts on its mebership to spread the word and actively engage others to advocate for passage of the bill. Asking your colleagues to do the following will ensure the message of patient safety is heard in Congress:

  • Send an e-mail to your representative’s Washington, D.C., office through the ASRT eAdvocacy for You site. The site features an e-mail template that includes all the pertinent information you need to contact your representative.
  • Send an e-mail through your representative’s website.
  • Your representative will be home working the week of June 6-10. Please make every attempt contact him or her by making an office appointment, attending a town hall meeting or calling the local office. You can find phone numbers and the schedule of meetings on your representative’s website.

Thanks to all who work hard, diligently and with commitment in advocating for patient safety.  Here are some helpful links to more information:

FAQs about the CARE bill

Link to the CARE bill at Thomas

Yahoo News!

 

If you have any questions, contact ASRT. Together we can make it happen!

Visit the ASRT Web site, www.asrt.org, for more information.

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ASRT Grass-roots Coordinator
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American Society of Radiologic Technologists eAdvocacy Site

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