ASRT launched its efforts in 1998 when it committed to advocating for legislation to amend the voluntary Consumer-Patient Radiation Health and Safety Act of 1981 to require technical personnel performing medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures to meet mandatory federal education and certification standards.
The CARE bill also is backed by several national organizations including the International Fraternal Order of Eagles, an 850,000-member organization that focuses its efforts on fundraising and supporting causes that help make communities healthier, happier and more prosperous.
"There is a lot of momentum behind the CARE bill right now with the combined efforts of the ASRT, the Alliance, national organizations and patients demanding top-notch health care," said Temme. "We are energized by the support and will continue to push for the bill's passage."
The complete list of bill cosponsors is listed below:
Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif.
Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga.
Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill.
Rep. Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa
Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky. (sponsor)
Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky.
Rep. Dale Kildee, D-Mich.
Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss.
Rep. Lance Leonard, R-N.J.
Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.
Rep. Walter Jones Jr., R-N.C.
Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C.
Rep. Sue Wilkins Myrick, R-N.C.
Rep. John Duncan Jr., R-Tenn.
Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.
Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas
Rep. Gerald "Gerry" Connolly, D-Va.
Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis.
The ASRT, based
|SOURCE American Society of Radiologic Technologists|
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