The TSRT is committed to promoting patient safety and the radiologic sciences by working with ASRT,
ARRT, state legislatures and state regulatory agencies in Texas. The mission of the TSRT Legislative Committee is to
promote, enhance and defend professional standards in Texas.
The actions of legislative bodies can have a profound effect on the education and well being of
radiologic professionals, and TSRT serves as the voice of Texas technologists in many legislative endeavors. TSRT supports
legislation that improves health, well being and educational opportunities for every imaging professional. Successful
implementation of our legislative positions is characterized by people working together to assure wise legistative decisions
through knowledge of the process and an understanding of the issue.
Ways to Participate in the Legislative Process
Want to be a stronger advocate for patient safety? Get Involved! TSRT needs you!
Your voice is key to our efforts to pass laws that protect and enhance the lives of patients and imaging professional exposed
to radiation. There are many ways that you can be involved:
- Sign up for Legislative Briefings and for Action Alerts. These updates will
keep you apprised of activity in the legislature on our legislative priorities.
- Schedule a meeting with your legislators in your home district. Legislators
are more likely to consider your opinions as a constituent than almost any other. You do not need to have a polished
speech or printed business cards. You just need a passion for issues that impact the imaging profession.
- Make calls to your legislators to communicate TSRT's position on critical issues
before the legislature.
- Come to Austin to testify before a committee on TSRT legislative priorities.
Testimony is typically limited to 3-5 minutes. We are available to assist you in preparing your remarks.
- Follow the progress of our legislation. You can track the progress of legislation
of interest to TSRT on your own. To do so log on to the Texas Legislature website: www.capitol.state.tx.us At the home page, in the middle column under the heading "Search Legislation", you
may conduct a search of any bill by entering the bill number or a word or phrase that would be contained in the bill.
- Volunteering for the Grass-roots Network is easy. The TSRT Grass-roots
Network unites radiologic technologists and offers a unified voice that can make a difference for your profession and patients.
We encourage you to TAKE ACTION. We want to hear about your experience with elected officials. Tell us how you
got involved in advocacy andwhat you've done to promote your profession.
The most important thing to remember is that your voice is important. You CAN and you
DO make a difference when you decide to use your voice!
Legislative Updates & Action Items