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The National Osteoporosis Foundation together with other members of the Fracture Prevention Coalition have been working on legislation to ensure patient access to osteoporosis care, including the gold standard DXA test.

We are pleased to report that S. 3160 has been introduced in the US Senate by Sen. Collins [R-ME] and Sen. Cardin [D-MD], with original cosponsors Sen. Wicker [R-MS], Sen. King [I-ME], and Sen. Stabenow [D-MI]. This is where you come in. We need your help urging members of the US House and Senate to support DXA legislation.
Since 2007, Medicare payment policy has hindered osteoporosis prevention efforts leading to a sharp decline in the testing and treatment of osteoporosis. Millions fewer women have been tested and for the first time in over 20 years, hip fracture rates have increased. In the meantime, the prevalence of osteoporosis continues to grow. We are clearly heading in the wrong direction and need to reverse these disturbing trends.

Please click on the link button below to email your Congressional delegation today. Thank you for your involvement in this critical effort. Please contact Donna Fiorentino at donnafiorentino56@gmail.com if you need any additional information or have any questions.

https://www.votervoice.net/ISCD/Campaigns/60012/Respond


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Updated letter to the membership from President Jenna Vavra discussing voting can be found Here

Structured Education Requirement Coming in 2016... Click Here

Beth Weber re-elected as the ASRT Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates for the ASRT. Congrats Beth. You did an amazing job during 2015-2016 term and will continue to make South Dakota proud this next term as Vice Speaker.


Student Intern Nick Staska lands on the cover of the ASRT Scanner Magazine with his article titled "Professional Pride".
ASRT members can read this article Here

Structured Education Requirement Coming in 2016... Click Here

Congratulations to Beth Weber on her Election to Vice Speaker of the House for the ASRT House of Delegates!

Congratulations to the 2015 ASRT election results for Elected South Dakota Members
Bone Densitometry Chapter
Sharon Wartenbee, R.T.(R)(BD), CBDT, FASRT, Sioux Falls, South Dakota



Sharon Wartenbee and Beth Weber, SDSRT Lifemembers, recently attended the ISRRT meeting in Helsinki Finland along with several ASRT members. Sal Martino and Donna Long, Council Member. Speakers from the USA included Sarah Baker, Eugene Frank, Jim Temme, and Phil Balanger.

                  
Sharon was elected Regional Co-Ordinator for Public Relations from the Americas. It is a four year term. Sharon just completed an eight year term as Regional Co-Ordinator for Professional Practice from the Americas.

It is truly a blessing to have such a motivated and sucessful proffesionals that are a major part of the SDSRT. Congratulations Sharon!


Click Here to Read the Official Letter to Sharon Wartenbee from the ISRRT