SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1938
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES WALLINGFORD (Sponsor), SATER, JOHNSON, FREDERICK, FRANKLIN, ELMER, KLIPPENSTEIN, SCHATZ, BROWN (116), KEENEY, SCHARNHORST, BLACK, PACE, SWINGER AND QUINN (Co-sponsors).
5180L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 9, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the designation of medical radiation safety awareness day.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 9, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 9.179, to read as follows:
9.179. March twenty-seventh of each year shall be designated as "Medical Radiation Safety Awareness Day" in Missouri. The citizens of this state and our health care professionals community are encouraged to observe the day with activities designed to educate and enhance the awareness of not only the benefits of radiographic medical procedures, but the potential dangers of overexposure to radiation during diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy as well in order to reduce the frequency of adverse events and allow our citizens to make informed decisions about their medical care.