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  334.1135.  Joint task force established, members, duties, meetings — report. — 1.  There is hereby established a joint task force to be known as the "Joint Task Force on Radiologic Technologist Licensure".

  2.  The task force shall be composed of the following:

  (1)  Two members of the senate, one of whom shall be appointed by the president pro tempore and one by the minority leader of the senate;

  (2)  Two members of the house of representatives, one of whom shall be appointed by the speaker and one by the minority leader of the house of representatives;

  (3)  A clinic administrator, or his or her designee, appointed by the Missouri Association of Rural Health Clinics;

  (4)  A physician appointed by the Missouri State Medical Association;

  (5)  A pain management physician appointed by the Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists;

  (6)  A radiologic technologist appointed by the Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists;

  (7)  A nuclear medicine technologist appointed by the Missouri Valley Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging;

  (8)  An administrator of an ambulatory surgical center appointed by the Missouri Ambulatory Surgical Center Association;

  (9)  A physician appointed by the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians;

  (10)  A certified registered nurse anesthetist appointed by the Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists;

  (11)  A physician appointed by the Missouri Radiological Society;

  (12)  The director of the Missouri state board of registration for the healing arts, or his or her designee; and

  (13)  The director of the Missouri state board of nursing, or his or her designee.

  3.  The task force shall review the current status of licensure of radiologic technologists in Missouri and shall develop a plan to address the most appropriate method to protect public safety when radiologic imaging and radiologic procedures are utilized.  The plan shall include:

  (1)  An analysis of the risks associated if radiologic technologists are not licensed;

  (2)  The creation of a Radiologic Imaging and Radiation Therapy Advisory Commission;

  (3)  Procedures to address the specific needs of rural health care and the availability of licensed radiologic technologists;

  (4)  Requirements for licensure of radiographers, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, nuclear medicine advanced associates, radiologist assistants, and limited x-ray machine operators;

  (5)  Reasonable exemptions to licensure;

  (6)  Continuing education and training;

  (7)  Penalty provisions; and

  (8)  Other items that the task force deems relevant for the proper determination of licensure of radiologic technologists in Missouri.

  4.  The task force shall meet within thirty days of its creation and select a chair and vice chair.  A majority of the task force shall constitute a quorum, but the concurrence of a majority of total members shall be required for the determination of any matter within the task force's duties.

  5.  The task force shall be staffed by legislative personnel as is deemed necessary to assist the task force in the performance of its duties.

  6.  The members of the task force shall serve without compensation, but may, subject to appropriation, be entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.

  7.  The task force shall submit a full report of its activities, including the plan developed under subsection 3 of this section, to the general assembly on or before January 15, 2020.  The task force shall send copies of the report to the director of the division of professional registration.

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(L. 2019 S.B. 275)


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