The Oklahoma State Radiological Society (OSRS) has been awarded a grant from the American College of Radiology Association® (ACRA®) Scope of Practice (SOP) fund. OSRS will use its grant money to advocate against non-physician scope of practice expansion in the state.
The SOP fund was established in 2021 by the ACRA to safeguard patients and patient access to radiologist expertise by fighting state and federal non-physician SOP expansion legislation. Non-physician provider groups continually seek expanded authority by introducing legislation that would, for example, reduce radiologist oversight and enable direct billing.
The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) has a scope of practice micro-website, which features a wide variety of resources for state chapters, including:
- State scope of practice legislation tracked by ACR.
- Educational requirements of a radiologist and the value of physician-led care.
- ACR communications and sign-on letters.
For more information about the ACRA SOP Fund or scope of practice legislation, contact Eugenia Brandt, ACR Senior Government Affairs Director, or Dillon Harp, ACR Senior State Government Relations Specialist.