Many state legislators and legislative bodies are making preparations for a busy 2023 state legislative cycle. Healthcare will continue to be one of the most pressing topics debated throughout state capitals in 2023 and the American College of Radiology® (ACR®) expects non-physician scope of practice expansion to be one of the major healthcare related issues discussed.
The American College of Radiology Association® (ACRA®) wants to help state radiological societies that are battling non-physician scope expansion activity To assist in the fight for patient safety, the ACRA has established the Scope of Practice (SOP) Fund to safeguard patients and patient access to radiological care. The fund will be used in conjunction with state radiological societies to proactively educate lawmakers and counter future scope threats to patient safety. The ACRA invites any state radiological chapter to apply for the grant by Oct. 31.
The ACR has 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.