Here is a message from a MIRT board member in regards to the licensure status:
We recently had a public hearing for testimony on the 300 and 500 rules. Most of the testimony was about CCI credentials, specifically RCIS and RCES. There is some debate about education in regards to radiation safety, physics and equipment, for those professionals. The board's concern is and always has been patient safety. Those rules are available for review on the website.
As long as the board stays on task and gets a tremendous amount of support for the 300 and 500 rules, when they go to the JLCAR board for approval; we will be on track for the summer. Remember we cannot enforce the law unless/until the rules have been approved and adopted. The OPL is very good about getting out the appropriate information to those who will be affected and communicating the when and how.
We are still in the process of promulgating the rules which will support the law. Our meeting schedule is posted on our website and I encourage those that have questions or concerns to reach out to the board or attend a meeting. The first 15 min of our meetings are reserved for public comment and opinion.
The MIRT board will need support when we go for the JLCAR approval. Testimony in support of the MIRT's rules will be needed. Those that can attend and testify would be greatly appreciated. The NHSRT would also like to have people come support with testimony, in person, as well. Of course, letters of support, carry weight and will be welcomed; however they are not as valuable as in person testimony. Anyone can testify, Directors, Managers, Technologists, students, patients, etc. If arrangements can be made to schedules to allow those who wish to speak to attend it would be greatly appreciated. The JLCAR hearing has no date yet. When we do get a date, I will let you know. They are usually last minute, unfortunately. The NHSRT has a lobbyist to help with this process as it is all consuming at this point. His name is James Demers, you can reach out to him as well if you would like to testify. We will need different aspects of testimony and our hope is that he can help coordinate that effort. Here is Jim's contact information; office number is 603-228-1498, cell 603-496-5073 and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is his best and easiest way of reaching him.