October 20, 2022

ACRA Offers Tools to Help State Radiological Chapters Battle Scope of Practice

In advance of state legislatures convening, state radiological societies are now creating their 2023 advocacy and public policy strategic plans.

The American College of Radiology Association® (ACRA®) is here to help state radiological societies who are anticipating fighting harmful non-physician scope of practice expansion. ACRA created a Scope of Practice (SOP) Fund in 2021 to safeguard patients and patient access to radiological care and helped several chapters in their scope of practice efforts.

State radiological societies are encouraged to apply for and use these funds to educate lawmakers and their staff about the negative consequences of mid-level scope of practice expansion and the importance of a physician-led healthcare team.

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) also updated its scope of practice micro-website, which features a wide variety of resources for state chapters, 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.

If you have questions about scope of practice legislation or applying for an ACRA SOP grant, contact Eugenia Brandt, ACR Senior Government Affairs Director, or Dillon Harp, ACR Senior State Government Relations Specialist.