Requiring Registry and/or Licensure would not necassarily solve the
problem, but it certainly has the potential to improve matters. If "WE"
meaning our professional organizations assisted the states and help mold
the LAWS regarding minimal acceptable standards, which certainly could and
probably should include Registry it would probably be much better than
standing back and waiting for the individual states to make the laws in
their own fashion without our input. I am sure those looking to hire "JO
BLOW" will make their arguments known.
Actually I am sure our professional organizations would be sure to have a
presence, but should "WE" take the lead and present a proposal to
individual states and take a proactive role?
There is no sense in the states reinventing the wheel, and administering
there own exams, but there is no reason the states couldn't require
sonographers to pass ARDMS/CCI Registry in order to receive licensure, the
states overhead then would be minimal and "WE" could pay our $15 - $30 tax-
deductible licensure/tax and be on our way. (A small price to pay to raise
the bar in our profession globally)
Just requiring ARDMS/CCI Registry for reimbursement is flawed as Terry
mentioned earlier, because it does not universally affect hospital
Just some food for thought.
Gene Doverspike, RVT
Clinical Education & Research Coordinator
Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic Center
Division of Vascular Surgery
University Hospitals of Cleveland
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