August 12, 2003
Reston, VA - As a first step in the overall effort to make the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) website more user friendly, we have updated the Government Relations section. The new section focuses on items such as how to communicate with legislators, action alerts, nuclear medicine issues, and technologist licensure information.
Current political topics of interest to nuclear medicine professionals and patients are found under the Issues heading. Here, hot issues such as nuclear medicine technologist licensure, reimbursement, radiation safety, ambulatory payment classifications and more, are discussed in detail with related links to documents, news, and press releases. Action Alerts—like Support CARE and RadCARE Act—are areas that require the immediate political involvement of the nuclear medicine community. Simply click on the Action Alert link, learn about the issue, download the SNM fact sheets and template letters, and get involved!
Important tips for locating and communicating with your Legislators are found under the How Do I Contact My Legislators heading. Don't know who your Congressman and Senators are? Access to the official House of Representatives and Senate searches are only a click away. Similarly, direct links to relevant government agencies can be found under the Federal Agencies heading. Need to locate the DOE Office of Energy Research main page? Find the link here.
In order for our issues to be brought to the attention of the House and Senate, we need the involvement and participation of the nuclear medicine community. The SNM.org Government Relations section makes this process fast, easy, and effective.
The SNM web site is constantly changing and evolving to meet the needs of the nuclear medicine community, so check back often.