Diagnostic medical sonography; definition, certification. (HB1683)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Diagnostic medical sonography; certification. Defines the practice of "diagnostic medical sonography" as the use of specialized equipment to direct high-frequency sound waves into an area of the human body to generate an image. The bill provides that only a certified and registered sonographer may hold himself out as qualified to perform diagnostic medical sonography. The bill requires any person who fails to maintain current certification and registration or is subject to revocation or suspension of a certification and registration by a sonography certification organization to notify his employer and cease using ultrasound equipment or performing a diagnostic medical sonography or related procedure. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105638D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/22/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/04/2020Continued to 2021 in Health, Welfare and Institutions