Pending Legislation Affecting CV Professionals

…in Washington: HB 1732 | Addressing meal and rest breaks and mandatory overtime for certain health care employees. | This bill extends the Washington state prohibition on mandatory overtime in health care facilities to a number of providers including nurses, nursing assistants, surgical technologists, diagnostic radiologic technologists, cardiovascular invasive specialists, and respiratory care practitioners.

The bill would prohibit an employer from using prescheduled on-call time to fill foreseeable staff shortages or schedule non-emergency procedures in a way that would require overtime. It would also provide that these employees must be allowed to take uninterrupted meal and rest periods while limiting the circumstances under which those periods may be interrupted to emergencies.

If you live in Washington, you can express your support for this bill online. Interested in ACVP support? Contact us using the form below.

…in Tennessee: HB 1817 | As introduced, requires the board of medical examiners to issue cardiovascular invasive specialist licenses to qualified individuals; requires the board of medical examiners to promulgate rules governing cardiovascular invasive specialist licenses and the scope of practice of licensed cardiovascular invasive specialists.

This bill would promulgate new rules governing cardiovascular invasive specialist licensure, assigning the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners to establish and define cardiovascular invasive specialist licenses, scope of practice, and requirements. The bill stipulates that scope of practice rules shall be consistent with the scope of practice guidelines adopted by the Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals in 2010.

…in Massachusetts: H 1965 | An Act relative to sonographers and vascular technologists. | This bill would require sonographers and vascular technologists providing technical components of diagnostic ultrasound service in Massachusetts to be credentialed in the appropriate modality by the American Registry for Diagnositc Medical Sonography or by Cardiovascular Credentialing International.

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