June 16, 2022

ACR Participates in June AMA Scope of Practice Summit

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) State Government Relations team participated in the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Scope of Practice Summit, held June 13 in Chicago.

During the summit, medical specialty groups from across the country discussed the landscape of scope of practice in 2022 and what to expect in 2023. AMA staff highlighted scope of practice victories in 2022 and leaders from the Mississippi and Indiana Medical Societies shared how they approach educating state elected officials about the dangers of expanding scope of practice for non-physicians.

In 2021, the American College of Radiology Association® (ACRA®) created the Scope of Practice (SOP) Fund to safeguard patients and patient access to radiologist expertise. The fund helps state radiological chapters fight non-physician SOP expansion legislation. As more non-physician groups seek to expand their scope of practice, it is vital for the ACR and state chapters to continue to fight against these harmful overreaches.

The ACR encourages any state radiological chapter that is currently facing or expects a scope battle in 2023 to apply for the fund.

If you have any questions about the SOP fund, please contact, Eugenia Brandt, ACR Director of State Government Affairs, or Dillon Harp, ACR Senior State Government Relations Specialist.