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.
X-ray License in Connecticut
In order to operate a machine in Connecticut, techs must have successful completion of a course of study in radiologic technology. It must be accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), or a course deemed equivalent to such an accredited program by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Here is the full list of radiology licensure requirements for the state of Connecticut.
Registering an X-ray Device
Connecticut conducts a registration and inspection program of medical x-ray machines to ensure that:
- Exposure is at safe levels for everyone
- Facilities are in compliance with Connecticut regulations
- Exposure is kept as low as reasonably achievable
You must register all diagnostic and therapeutic x-ray devices prior to use and biennially thereafter. You must also re-register when there is a change in the number or location of devices. The registration fee is $190.00 per x-ray device.
Regulations for Portable X-ray Equipment
There are no specific laws dedicated to portable equipment, but here are some references for x-ray research in general:
X-Ray Authorizing Statutes
Sections 22a-148 through 22a-158 of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS)
Sections 19-24-1 through 19-25d-11, inclusive of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)
Inspections of x-ray machines in Connecticut are conducted by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Management, and Division of Radiation.
Disclaimer: The information in this document is solely for reference material. Regulations change often. To be sure of the most up-to-date laws, contact your local and state agencies.
(Medical X-Ray Devices)
Contact the Radiation Program at 860-424-3029
Connecticut Radiology License
Department of Public Health, Radiography Licensure
410 Capitol Ave., MS# 12APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, Connecticut 06134-0308