Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Scope of Practice and Clinical Standards for the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

​In May 2013, representatives of sixteen organizations came together to begin the process of revising the existing Scope of Practice and Clinical Practice Standards. The collaborative process and exchange of ideas has led to this document, which defines the scope of practice and clinical standards for diagnostic medical sonographers and describes their role as members of the healthcare team. 

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Scope of Practice FAQs

  • To whom should the sonographer provide the preliminary report/sonographer findings?

  • Other Common or Emerging Roles for Sonographers

 The information provided in the Scope of Practice FAQs should be considered ​to be general information and may or may not be applicable to the facts and circumstances surrounding your local practice. None of the information presented should not be considered legal advice. We ​recommend you contact your (or your facility's) legal counsel for any legal advice needed based on your specific facts and circumstances.  
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