Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Radiologic Technology [18 VAC 85 ‑ 101]
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8/13/22  1:27 pm
Commenter: Jacqueline Stuart / Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists

Chapter 101- Radiologic Technology

I am in full support of the continuation of regulations in Virginia related to Chapter 101- Radiologic Technology. I support retention of this regulation, at this time, as written. 

As a student of the radiologic imaging sciences at Tidewater Community College and an active student member of the VSRT I am very aware of the issue of professional encroachment. More importantly, I am concerned ultimately about public health and safety if this regulation is removed. In accredited educational programs for these sciences we learn radiation physics and safety practices at length, as well as how to obtain and recognize diagnostic quality images. The practice of imaging without properly regulated training and maintained certification introduces too many variables into patient care related to medical imaging. 

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