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Contact the Bureau of Radiation Control

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Regulations

On June 3, 2015 and July 1, 2015, Chapter 64E-5 was changed to remain compatible with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations and to clarify and eliminate some Machine Radiation regulations.  A list of the substantive changes is included in Information Notice 2015-01 Revision 14 filing instructions:  Changes to Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 64E-5.  (11-17-2015).

Statutes

No recent changes.

Radioactive Material

On June 3, 2015 and July 1, 2015, Chapter 64E-5 was changed to remain compatible with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations and to clarify and eliminate some Machine Radiation regulations.  A list of the substantive changes is included in Information Notice 2015-01 Revision 14 filing instructions:  Changes to Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 64E-5.  (11-17-2015).

Radiologic Technology

Chapter 64E-3.0034, FAC, allows technologists to apply for three new types of specialty technologist licensure: Computed Tomography (CT), Mammography, and Positron Emission Tomography (PET). To qualify for the new licenses, an applicant must first obtain national certification in the category being sought and then apply to the department by endorsement. No state exam pathway for licensure is required or permited by law. And the new license types are not mandatory — so technologists that were not previously required by law to be licensed in their specialty area of practice won't be required to obtain the new specialty licensure. (4/20/2014).

A current list of approved radiologic technology educational programs, is available.  (11/17/2015).

Environmental Radiation

The Bureau is sponsoring a free, one day class in several Florida cities in 2015 and 2016. The training is for those who want to assist the Department with monitoring people for contamination following a large scale radiological event, such as the detonation of a "dirty" bomb.   New class dates and locations are available now for 2015. Check the RRVC course registration page periodically for more information. (9/18/15)

Laser Radiation

Changes to Chapter 64E-4, Florida Administrative Code have been adopted in the April 15, 2015 edition of the Florida Administrative Register. The purpose of the changes is to update and provide current contact information and addresses for the Department, update references for applicable national standards, forms and federal regulations in the rule, and update forms for laser machine registration and reporting criteria for notifying the department about laser light shows. Please view the notice for more information. (4/15/2015). 

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