Kansas Portable X-ray Regulations

Dec 12, 2022 3:28:10 AM / by Chad Hutchison

The radiation programs in Kansas are run by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). 

X-ray License in Kansas

You must apply for a Radioactive Materials License in the state of Kansas and fill out preceptor forms. 

Here are links to the necessary paperwork:

Registering an X-ray Device

After acquiring a portable x-ray machine, it must be registered within 30 days, with separate registrations for each location (if you have more than 1 machine and 1 main office). 

Here are the links for the registration and fee paperwork:

Regulations for Portable X-ray Equipment

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recently updated its regulations to reflect mobile and portable x-ray units. The following conditions apply:

Information Notice Regarding the Use of Mobile X-Ray Units (PDF) Jan 25, 2022

K.A.R. 28-35-135m(p) “Mobile X-ray equipment” means X-ray equipment mounted on a permanent base with wheels or casters, or both, for moving while completely assembled. This term shall include X-ray equipment mounted in a vehicle.

K.A.R. 28-35-242a(a)(8)(C) Portable or mobile X-ray equipment shall be used only for examinations during which transferring the patient or patients to a stationary X-ray installation is impractical.

In this case, the term “impractical” means not workable or not sensible. Transferring a patient a relatively short distance to a stationary X-ray is not impractical unless there is an emergency or it is medically not advised to move them. The term “impractical” applies to the condition of the patient, not the medical staff or the financial interests of the company. 

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.

Additional Resources

Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment

Bureau of Air & Radiation

Curtis State Office Building

1000 S.W. Jackson

Topeka, KS 66612

(78) 296-1500 

Kansas Radiology License

Radiation & Asbestos Control

1000 S.W. Jackson St., Suite 310

Topeka, Kansas 66612-1366

(785) 296-1565

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Chad Hutchison

Written by Chad Hutchison

Founder and CEO of Maven Imaging, Chad Hutchison has been in the medical imaging equipment market since 2003. As his business grew, he pioneered buying and selling medical equipment online and eventually began offering leasing and financing to meet market demands and help customers. His market expertise goes beyond traditional medical imaging and finance support, as he’s spearheading cloud-based lending solutions for vendors across the sector.