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An enforcement provision would require facilities providing medical imaging and radiation therapy services to patients to comply with the Act or risk losing Medicare reimbursements for radiologic services.

By requiring Medicare providers to comply with the education and certification standards contained within the Act, Congress will ensure that all Americans are cared for by properly educated and certified radiologic personnel.

As a result, only 43 states have developed any regulatory guidelines for radiologic personnel, and standards vary dramatically from state to state.

In the remaining 7 states and the District of Columbia, any individual is permitted to perform sophisticated radiologic procedures after only a few weeks' training.

Among the most heavily regulated, however, are individuals who provide health care services.

Most states license nurses, pharmacists, chiropractors, physical therapists, dietitians and optometrists.

These standards were designed to ensure a basic level of education, knowledge and skill for operators of radiologic equipment.

Unfortunately, adoption of these standards was rendered discretionary with each state, and there are no sanctions for noncompliance.

Lack of uniform standards nationwide for operators of radiologic equipment poses a hazard to the public and jeopardizes quality health care.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists has joined with other health care organizations to form the Alliance for Quality Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy in an effort to make mandatory the existing voluntary federal minimum standards for medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals.

The New Jersey law closely paralleled the one in New York, but the California law created nine categories of radiologic technologists, with educational requirements varying from three months to two years.