Wisconsin New Licensure for Technologists Consistent with 38 Other States
Wisconsin joined 38 other states when it began licensing radiologic technologists this month to continue performing radiography imaging services. The new regulations, passed in 2009 yet taking effect March 1, also require non-registered personnel to pass the state’s limited scope of practice in radiography examination to receive their x-ray machine operator permit. Another aspect of the law requires a prescription or order by a medical professional for any x-ray exam. And the law also created a seven-member radiography examining board that has the ability to set rules related to licensure. Christine Lung, vice president of government relations and public policy, for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists said Wisconsin’s law is consistent with regulatory laws in other states. “In addition, the parameters in Wisconsin’s licensure law meet the qualifications for radiographers as outlined in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy,” Lung said in a written statement. To review the Practice Standards for radiography click here. To find in-depth information about individual state licensure laws click here. For a map of state licensure click here.