The regulation of sonographers is one of the most significant issues for our profession in Australia and for the safety and protection of the public we are requesting that the sonography profession be added to the Medical Radiation Practitioner Board.
For the last two years a Working Group for Sonographer Regulation, with membership from the ASA, ASUM, ASAR and a sonographer representative, have been undertaking work to develop a submission to Australia’s Governments that seeks to address this issue by responding to the assessment criteria that the National Health Council has set.
During October and November, the Working Group is engaging the broader medical industry, sonographer employers, sonographer education institutions, and health departments to review a draft of this submission. Following this process, the submission for the regulation of Australian sonographers will be finalised and will go to Health Ministers for a decision.
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