WHO IS TAKING YOUR X-RAY?
In Idaho, ANYONE can!

 

Did you know…..

 

Idaho is one of only four states that does not require any formal education or certification standards for individuals who take x-rays or administer medical radiation.

Establishing licensure standards will:

  • Improve the quality of images for diagnosis and treatment. Poor quality imaging can lead to misdiagnoses, additional testing, delays in treatment, and increased radiation exposure.
  • Reduce patient exposure to radiation by minimizing repeat examinations. Radiation exposure is cumulative over a lifetime. “Deleting” an x-ray from an electronic health record does not
    delete the radiation exposure delivered to the patient.
  • Promote safe practices and improve patient care in x-ray, medical imaging, and radiation therapy procedures.

 

The Idaho Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Protection Act – (House Bill 0325) was allowed to be printed for the recent legislative session.  Please review and send any comments to any Board member.

The Idaho Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Protection Act – House Bill 325

 

 

Day at the Capitol – February 27th, 2017