Oregon Licensure

On July 28, 2009, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski signed the HB 2245 sonographer licensure bill. The law renames and restructures the Oregon Board of Radiologic Technologists to the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) and ensures representation of sonographers on the Board. The sonographer licensure law requires Oregon sonographers to become licensed by OBMI effective July 1, 2010. Beginning on January 1, 2014, all sonography licensees would be required to hold a national sonography certification/credential (or be currently enrolled as a student).

ARDMS is expected to be an accepted credentialing organization that will fulfill the state requirement. With the dates already set in place, additional administrative rules/regulations will be developed over the next year.

The ARDMS Legislative and External Affairs Committee will continue to monitor the developments of the Oregon law and provide updates via the ARDMS website (www.ARDMS.org).

Additional Online Resources Regarding the Oregon Sonographer Licensure Act

HB 2245 Sonographer Licensure Bill (Oregon Government website)       

Oregon Board of Medical Imaging Announces Licensing Requirements Effective July 1,2010 (SDMS Website)
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Recently, New Mexico became the first state to require licensure for Sonographers, below you will find some additional resources relating to the New Mexico bill.

Additional Online Resources Regarding the New Mexico Sonographer Licensure Act

New Mexico Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Health and Safety Act (New Mexico Legislature Website)

New Mexico Sonographer Licensure Law Signed (SDMS Website)
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Frequently Asked Questions: New Mexico Sonographer Licensure Law (SDMS Website)