Connecticut licenses radiology assistants

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Connecticut has become the 26th state to recognize radiologist assistants among its licensed professions.

The Connecticut legislature passed House bill 6678, "Revisions to Department of Public Health Licensing Statutes," during its final day of the legislative session.

"There were some additional provisions in the bill regarding other professions we would prefer were not included, but overall this provision made it a very good session for radiologic technologists and the healthcare community in Connecticut," said Christine Lung, CAE, vice-president for government relations and public policy at the American Society of Radiologic Technolgists (ASRT).

Additional provisions in the bill include a definition of operating medical x-ray equipment to include energizing the beam, positioning the patient and positioning, or moving, any equipment in relation to the patient.