The MRS serves members through political activism. In recent years, the MRS executive committee has concentrated on forging and cultivating relationships with the legislature in Annapolis to advance the agenda of radiology. Self-referral has been the key area of focus.
Since its inception, the Maryland statute has faced attacks in both the legislature and the courts. The most recent decision of Maryland’s Court of Appeals reaffirmed the state’s physician self-referral law. This decision should enable the state board to enforce the law’s limits on MRIs, CTs and radiation therapy performed by self-referring physicians. This ruling represents a major victory for quality patient care.