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Environmental Radiation

The Bureau is sponsoring a free, one day class in several Florida cities in 2017. 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 2017. Check the RRVC course registration page periodically for more information. (8/23/2017)

Regulations

Changes to Chapter 64E-4, Florida Administrative Code have been made, effective March 28, 2017.  The purpose of the changes was two-fold.  First, to update old references to the relevant national standards and federal regulations to reflect the newer versions.  Second, to combine the existing laser rule requirements into one rule, 64E-4.001, and one document incorporated by reference, into one PDF, for easier reference.  The document incorporated by reference contains all the other laser radiation requirements formerly found in separate regulations (i.e., 64E-4.002, 64E-4.003, etc.).  No laser requirements were repealed.  (3/28/2017).

On March 21, 2016 Chapter 64E-5 was changed to provide exemptions for security scanners used in prisons and on inmates.  A list of these changes is included in Information Notice 2017-01 Revision 15 filing instructions.  Changes to Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 64E-5.  (09-27-2017).

Statutes

On March 21, 2016 Chapter 64E-5 was changed to provide exemptions for security scanners used in prisons and on inmates.  A list of these changes is included in Information Notice 2017-01 Revision 15 filing instructions.  Changes to Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 64E-5.  (09-27-2017).

Radioactive Material

On March 21, 2016 Chapter 64E-5 was changed to provide exemptions for security scanners used in prisons and on inmates.  A list of these changes is included in Information Notice 2017-01 Revision 15 filing instructions.  Changes to Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 64E-5.  (09-27-2017).

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.  Select the type of Radiologic Education Program you are interested in (Radiography, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy), and a list of ARRT accredited programs in that discipline will generate. (08/23/2017).

Laser Radiation

Changes to Chapter 64E-4, Florida Administrative Code have been made, effective March 28, 2017.  The purpose of the changes was two-fold.  First, to update old references to the relevant national standards and federal regulations to reflect the newer versions.  Second, to combine the existing laser rule requirements into one rule, 64E-4.001, and one document incorporated by reference, into one PDF, for easier reference.  The document incorporated by reference contains all the other laser radiation requirements formerly found in separate regulations (i.e., 64E-4.002, 64E-4.003, etc.).  No laser requirements were repealed.  (3/28/2017).

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