State and Local Issues

The ACR takes a proactive approach to legislative and regulatory trends across the country and assists chapters with state-level legislative and regulatory initiatives. We accomplish this by monitoring legislation and coordinating communication and sharing of resources among chapters.

ACR staff monitors hundreds of radiology-related bills introduced in state legislatures each year. Issues we track include teleradiology licensing and practice requirements, certificate of need laws, billing issues, radiologist assistant licensure and medical liability reform.


ACR members — stay abreast of state legislative developments relevant to radiology. Access state legislation tracked by the College now.

Issues and Resources

COVID-19 Impact on States

These COVID-19 resources are intended as a supplement to offer information specific to state actions. Resources will be updated as they become available.
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State Advocacy Resources

Participating in advocacy activities can seem a bit confusing, especially to newcomers. To learn about the many facets of grassroots advocacy, and to utilize the plethora of web-based information on state-related issues, check out the following.
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State Regulatory Issues

Find information on state regulatory issues affecting radiology practices, links to state regulatory organizations and research information in radiation protection.
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Scope of Practice

Proper supervision and interpretation of imaging exams by highly trained radiologist physicians is critical to the accurate diagnosis and treatment of disease, injury and illness. The ACR works with our state chapters to advocate at the legislative, regulatory and administrative levels for clear, sensible definition of scope for allied health professionals.
What ACR Is Doing

State Government Relations Committee

The state government relations committee meets regularly to evaluate state legislative and regulatory proposals and actions. Loralie Ma, MD, FACR, is chair of the committee. Committee members drive advocacy within their respective chapters and inform ACR advocacy in statehouses nationwide. The ACR staff collects, analyzes and disseminates resources to state chapters. Please send questions to Eugenia Brandt at

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ACR State Affairs

Through the ACR advocacy program, the College partners with state societies to pass state legislation/regulations on a variety of issues related to practice of radiology. Contact Eugenia Brandt (

Legislative/Regulatory Research and Strategy Support

Staff are available to help research issues, develop strategy, bill/regulatory language and more. Contact Tina Getachew (



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Radiology Advocacy Network


The Radiology Advocacy Network is a group of radiologists across the country who are ensuring that radiology’s voice is heard at the local and federal levels.

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