Subcommittees

SMART Regulations

To develop comprehensive professional expectations for MP3.0 practice through intentional regulations, guidelines, and accreditation.

What are SMART Regulations?

Smart Regulations are science-based regulations that provide clear and reasonable guidance that will increase patient safety and lead to better patient outcomes. The role of the Smart Regulations subcommittee is to interface with other entities within AAPM to provide suggestions and to help focus broader issues that may beyond the the scope of individual groups.

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Problem

MPPG Adoption
The primary vehicle for AAPM to achieve science-based clear, and reasonable regulations is through the Medical Physics Practice Guidelines (MPPG). However, there is a lack of adoption of MPPGs by regulatory and accrediting organizations.

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  • Coordinate with the Subcommittee on Practice Guidelines (SPG), the Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee (GRAC), and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) to incorporate MPPGs into suggested state regulations.
  • Also work with the Clinical Practice Committee’s 2 subcommittees that focus on accreditation issues: the Imaging Practice Accreditation Subcommittee (IPAS) and the Therapy Practice Accreditation Subcommittee (TPAS).
Problem

AAPM Connections at the State Level
Lack of AAPM input into state regulations.

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  • Develop an inventory of state advisory boards and contacts.
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