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Regulations

As of December 26, 2013, Chapter 64E-5 was changed to remain compatible with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations.  A list of the substantive changes is included in Information Notice 2014-01 Revision 12 Filing Instructions.

Proposed changes to Chapter 64E-4, Florida Administrative Code have been published in the October 6, 2014 edition of the Florida Administrative Register for public comment. 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. (10/6/2014). 

As of April 20, 2014, Chapter 64E-3.0034, FAC, allows technologists to apply for four new types of specialty technologist licensure: Computed Tomography (CT), Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), 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 licesnure 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)

Statutes

A new law Chapter 2012-168, Laws of Florida modifying Chapter 468, Part IV, Florida Statutes, took effect on July 1, 2012. The changes to Chapter 468 allowed the department to write new regulations (in Chapter 64E-3.0034, FAC) to establish new types of licenses in advanced, post-primary or specialty areas of radiologic technology. As of April 20, 2014, technologists can apply for four new types of specialty technologist licensure: Computed Tomography (CT), Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), 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 licesnure 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.

Radioactive Material

Regulatory Guide 1.40, "Guide for the Preparation of Applications for Industrial Radiography" has been posted on the Radioactive Materials Forms and Documents page. (6/11/13)

Regulatory Guide 1.30, Revision 4, "Guide for the Preparation of Applications for Medical Use Programs" has been posted on the Radioactive Materials Forms and Documents page. The guide identifies the information needed to complete Department of Health Form DH 1322 when applying for a license for a medical use program. This guide does not apply to generally licensed material or academic programs that do not use radioactive material for medical use. (4/11/13)

Radiologic Technology

As of April 20, 2014, Chapter 64E-3.0034, FAC, allows technologists to apply for four new types of specialty technologist licensure: Computed Tomography (CT), Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), 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 licesnure 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.(10/6/2014)

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) offers a service for ASRT members who are licensed in Florida. At no extra charge, ASRT is transferring all CE credits that Florida technologists earn from ASRT Directed Readings and other ASRT-sponsored CE courses, to the Florida Department of Health. These credits will then automatically be used to meet the 12 CE hour requirement for license renewal in Florida, since these ASRT courses are Florida-approved CE. To check whether your CE credits have been transferred, go to the Florida online license verification, lookup your Florida license, and click on your CE tab. The transfer automatically takes place on about the 15th of each month, so please allow an appropriate amount of time for the credits to appear. (10/6/2014)

Environmental Radiation

The Bureau sponsored a free, one day class in several Florida cities in 2014. The training was 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 for 2015 are being set up now. Check the RRVC course registration page periodically for more information. (10/6/14)

Nonionizing Radiation Machines (Lasers)

Proposed changes to Chapter 64E-4, Florida Administrative Code have been published in the October 6, 2014 edition of the Florida Administrative Register for public comment. 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. (10/6/2014). 

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