The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission oversees the registration of portable x-ray machines in the state. The Board of Radiologic Tech Examiners looks after licensing.
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The State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services manages all x-ray personnel licensing in the state.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for all personnel licensing in the state. The Radiological Health Program manages the registration, inspection, and management of portable x-rays.
The Washington State Department of Health oversees x-ray regulation in the state. This includes licensing and registration of equipment.
The Virginia Department of Health, X-ray Program oversees the registration, rules, and regulations of portable x-rays in the state.
In the state of Vermont, the Board of Medical Practice manages all licensing of personnel, and the Radiological Health Program oversees the registration and regulation of portable x-ray machines.
The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPLY) manages x-ray operator licensing in Utah, and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality handles the registration and regulation of machines.
Texas Health and Human Services manage the registration and regulation of portable x-ray machines. The Texas Medical Board oversees all licensing of x-ray staff.
The Department of Environment and Conservation manages the registration and regulation of portable x-ray equipment. The Board of Health handles all licensing.
The South Dakota Department of Health handles all registration and regulations for portable x-ray equipment in the state.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Radiation Quality Standards Association (SCRQSA) is responsible for licensing operators.
The State of Rhode Island Department of Health, Radiation Control manages all licensing, registration, and regulations for portable x-rays in the state.
The Department of Environmental Protection, Radiation Protection program manages all licensing, registration, and regulations for portable x-rays in the state of Pennsylvania.
The Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging are in charge of the registration, regulations, and licensing in the state of Oregon.
The Ohio Department of Health is in charge of all the regulations, registration, and licensing related to portable x-rays.
The North Dakota Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy Board and the North Dakota Radiation Control Program manage all portable x-ray equipment, regulations, and licensing in the state.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation, Radiation Protection Section manages the licensing, registration, and regulations of portable x-ray equipment in the state.
The Department of Health is responsible for all portable x-ray-related licensing, regulation, and registration in the state of New York.
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) runs the Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program that oversees portable x-ray registration, licensing, and regulations in the state.
In New Jersey, The Bureau of X-ray Compliance oversees everything related to portable x-rays in the state.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and The Office of Professional Licensure and Certification oversee the registration and licensing of portable x-ray equipment.
The Department of Health and Human Services Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) handles all portable x-ray licensing and equipment for the state of Nevada.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services handles licensing, registrations, and regulations of portable x-ray equipment in Nebraska.
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The Montana Public Health And Human Services, Department Of Radiation Control handles the registration and regulations for portable x-ray machines. The Montana Department of Labor & Industry handles the licensing.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services oversees the x-ray program for the state.
The Mississippi Department of Health, Office of Health Protection, Division of Radiological Health handles all portable x-ray rules in the state.
The Minnesota Department of Health runs the state’s radiation and x-ray program. The program is divided by machine type:
The Michigan Board of Labor and Economic Opportunity oversees radiation safety in the state of Michigan.
The Massachusetts Radiation program is hosted by both the Massachusetts Bureau of Environmental Health and the Department of Public Health.
The Maryland Department of the Environment handles x-ray forms and guidance for the state of Maryland.
The Maine Division of Environmental and Community Health hosts the state's x-ray program.
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) oversees licensing for portable x-rays in the state of Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality handles the registration of machines.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) runs the Radiation Health Branch (RHB), which oversees portable x-ray regulations and licensing.
The radiation programs in Kansas are run by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) runs the Bureau of Radiological Health programs that oversee portable x-ray machines in the state. Program activities include:
The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) Division of Radiology and Weights & Measures oversees portable x-rays in the state of Indiana.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) oversees all regulations regarding portable x-rays. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) oversees the licensing to operate x-ray machines through the Division of Research Safety (DRS).
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Public Health sets forth the rules and regulations for portable x-rays in Idaho.
The State of Hawaii, Department of Health, and indoor and Radiological Health Branch (IRH) oversees all x-ray equipment, registration, and licensing.
The Georgia Department of Community Health handles x-ray regulations for the state of Georgia.
The state Board of Health began its radiation program in 1958. Today, there are over 18,000 facilities that have registered more than 55,000 portable x-ray machines throughout Florida.
The Office of Radiation Control (ORC) oversees everything in Delaware. Their mission is to protect the health and safety of residents by regulating the use of radiation in medicine, research, and education.
Connecticut does not have a lot of laws that are specific to portable x-ray machines, but in this case, the radiation program covers everything you need to know.
The Colorado Radiation Program provides oversight, licensing, and inspection of facilities (medical and industrial) that possess, use, and dispose of radioactive materials.
The Radiological Health Branch (RHB) enforces all of the laws related to x-rays in the state of California. This includes:
The Arkansas Department of Health Radiation Control oversees all portable x-ray equipment in the state.
Arizona defines the utilization of a portable or mobile x-ray machine (not conducted in a shielded enclosure) as “field radiography.”
Alaska has not passed legislation that governs training regulations for x-ray equipment. However, they have specified some equipment rules that also pertain to mobile devices:
Digital x-ray systems can be expensive and thus, should be appropriately cared for at all times.
There is a right and wrong way to ensure this type of equipment is clean, especially after the pandemic. Regulations are tight, and to make your investment last, you should know the best ways to disinfect x-rays.