As we have recently posted, CA AB1273, which includes an "earn and learn" concept, will have a negative impact on quality care and safety for the citizens of California, medical imaging and therapeutic professionals, and accredited educational programs. Unfortunately, the bill passed both the Assembly and Senate in California with no discussion, despite there being significant opposition put forward by both the medical imaging and therapeutic professions.
The JRCERT, along with other professional organizations including the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD), the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Science (AEIRS), the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), the Medical Dosimetrists Certification Board (MDCB), and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), have sent a letter to Governor Newsom, once again making our opposition known and asking him to either exempt the medical imaging and therapeutic professions from the bill, or to veto.
Please consider contacting Governor Newsom here to voice your opposition to the bill. Be sure to choose "AB01273 Interagency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship: the Director of Consumer Affairs and the State Public Health Officer: earn and learn training" from the subject dropdown.
You can view the letter sent to Governor Newsom here.