In large response to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare policy remained a major focus in 2022 state legislative sessions. While most state legislatures are adjourned for the year or on summer recess, the American College of Radiology® (ACR®) took a proactive role this year in helping state radiological societies prepare for scope of practice battles that would have greatly expanded the scope of non-physician healthcare providers. The ACR and state societies continue to strategize for more scope expansion legislation in upcoming legislative sessions.
The ACR has updated its scope of practice micro-website that features a wide variety of resources for state societies, including:
- State scope of practice legislation tracked by the ACR.
- Educational requirements of a radiologist and the value of physician-led care.
- ACR Communications and Sign-on Letters.
There is also information about the American College of Radiology Association® (ACRA®) State Scope of Practice Fund. The ACRA invites all state societies to look at the criteria and apply for funding if they know they will face a scope battle in 2023.
If you have any questions about scope of practice or the scope of practice fund, please contact Eugenia Brandt, ACR Senior Government Affairs Director, or Dillon Harp, Senior State Government Relations Specialist.