HP Title Protection

The HP Title Protection task force will make recommendations to the HPS Board for how to strengthen and protect the title of “health physicist”.  Specific areas to address include:

• Rigorous definition of the health physics profession that clarifies and contrasts HP profession relative to medical physics, and professional health physicist vs. HP technician, among others

• Decision on whether/how to engage NCRP on this issue, including assessment of whether it’s more desirable to have this initiative led by NCRP

• Recommendations on course curriculum and credit hours to support requirements for RSO (medical field and other) position, and to petition OPM to more rigorously define federal HP job requirements for health physicists

• Recommendation on whether HPS should pursue licensure and regulation of the health physics profession, and if so, are there particular states to start the process?

Current Members

Director: Eric Abelquist, '18
Chair: (vacant)
Rich Brey, Co-chair, '18
Kathy Higley, '18
Jan Katanic, '18
Craig Little, '18
Jay Maisler, Co-chair, '18
Mike Sheetz, '18