South Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists

WELCOME TO THE SDSRT LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Our Legislative Committee are working hard to bring the the state legislative concerns forward.
This page will host their updates.


Meaningful Use Update Information

Due to South Dakota being a non-licensure state, there has been discussion that meaningful use guidelines are at risk not being met if a radiology tech changes an order. The reason for this is the statement that only a "licensed health practitioner,..." can change orders. The majority of SD techs are registered with the ARRT. Since we do not have a licensure, we are pushing to have changes made in wording with our state legislation that will consider a registered technologist as a licensed healthcare practioner. The wording the SDSRT is suggesting is the following:

"44:03:01:14.01. Operator requirements for X ray equipment. Any person who is certified and registered by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists…"

and

...495.6 a radiologic technologist certified and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or licensed by another state is considered to be a licensed health care practitioner.

The reason for the wording changed by the SD Department of Health is to ensure compliance with the Meaningful Use requirements. The Department of Health wording is the same except they use the terminology "certified or registered". The SDSRT's suggestion to change "or" to "and" will strengthen the profession. There is a public hearing with the Dept. of Health on August 26th to consider the amendment of the proposed changes.

Help us get this amendment proposal changed to the proper wording by downloading the following letter HERE and updating it to suit your needs. Once complete, print and send the letter to the Department of Health at the address on the letter.

Thank you for strengthening your profession!