MoSRT News and Events
August 1st 2015
Fellow Missouri Technologists:
I wanted to provide each of you with an update on MoSRT legislative efforts. At our last board meeting in August, an invitation was sent out for all interested groups to provide feedback to assist with legislative verbiage while we continue to work on our next bill.
Our bill sponsor, Representative Galen Higdon will sponsor the bill again during the next legislative session and will pre file the bill in December.
Look for a Missouri 'call to action' as the bill begins its march through the House of Representatives; at that time we will need everyone to begin contacting their representatives for their support of the bill.
So right now, we are working closely with ASRT on the bill language to have it ready to present to Representative Higdon, then discussions will begin at the House level to fine tune the bill for presentation.
Continue to watch the website mosrt.org for news. I will update MoSRT membership through the web site as changes occur.
Thank you all, as always please let me know if you have questions/suggestions by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 10, 2015
Good morning Missouri technologist,
I am hoping everyone enjoyed the MoSRT annual conference this past April in Columbia. As you can probably guess, we are back to the drawing board actively working on next year’s conference. Thank you again for your continued support of your state society.
What is currently on my mind is to provide you with a legislative update. March 31, 2015 was our annual state advocacy day in Jefferson City we call RT in JC. This day happened to coincide with the day our state licensure bill, HB 109 was scheduled to be heard in the Professional Licensure committee. We had approximately 55 technologists and students attend our state advocacy day and had that many attend the hearing. It was a wonderful experience for everyone, as most of us are not able to see our state government in action. Yes, we all packed into a very small hearing room; I think the committee was very impressed to see such support of the bill.
Unfortunately, the bill did not make it out of committee this session. What does that mean for Missouri technologists? We keep working! MoSRT will invite any interested parties to come to our next MoSRT board meeting July 10-11, 2015 in Columbia Missouri. Open communication is vital to make sure we align the verbiage for the next bill to include everyone in the profession. The common goal for all interested parties is patient safety. We have to make certain Missouri patients are receiving imaging studies from educationally prepared and clinically competent individuals. We can make sure we accomplish this when we all continue to work together.
Okay, as I gently climb down off that soapbox and climb onto another one; let me invite you to take the opportunity to volunteer. This can be at the state, local district, or our national organizations. Contact any board member should you have questions, as always feel free to contact me! There are so many ways a technologist can get involved in your profession and devote a large amount of time or a limited amount of time. Visit MoSRT website (mosrt.net) for suggestions, look for opportunities in your local districts; also check out ASRT.org to see what volunteer opportunities are there.
MoSRT will continue to work with our bill sponsor and with ASRT, as well as other organizations, to develop our next bill language. If you should have questions about the next bill, contact me at email@example.com. Should you have questions about volunteer opportunities, contact me or any of the board members listed on your state website.
Thank you, let’s keep this momentum moving forward, D.
Diane Hutton, BA, RT(R)
June 8th, 2015
- Removed the BLOG folder.
- LEGISLATIVE and WEBMASTER are once again their own pages.
- Removed NEWS and EVENTS BLOG as it was redundant.
- Added a Find your Legislator link for the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate on the LEGISLATIVE page.
May 14th, 2015
- Added several calendar events:
May 6th, 2015
MoSRT annual conference attendees:
It has been brought to our attention that many of you are receiving emails from ASRT stating you have submitted documentation for continuing education and that the documentation is incomplete.
ASRT is requesting the individual credit amounts awarded for each lecture title instead of just the total credit amounts attended during conference. We are working with ASRT to come to a solution.
Please bear with us while new certificates are made. We will then forward each of you another email with the corrected documentation.
Thank you for understanding,
April 30th, 2015
LAC chair Diane Hutton has an update for the technologists of Missouri. Check out the LEGISLATIVE blog or simply click HERE.
April 15th, 2015
A message from the MoSRT President - Diane Hutton
Incoming MoSRT President Diane Hutton has a message for the members of the MoSRT. Check out our BLOG or click HERE.