ASRT monitors state legislation affecting the profession on a daily basis.

The ASRT has notified the WSRT about HB 1155 and SB 5190.

These bills seek to amend Title 49 (Labor Regulations), Sections 49.28.130 and Section 49.28.140, as well as add a new section to Chapter 49.12 (Industrial Welfare).

These bills seek to recognize Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists or Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists as being among the healthcare facility employees who are given meal and rest periods as required by law. The bills also seek to prevent health care facilities from “using prescheduled on-call time to fill chronic or foreseeable staff shortages” and scheduling “nonemergency procedures that would require overtime.”