The Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) is within the Radiation Safety and Environmental Management Division of the Department of Public Health. The Branch enforces the laws and regulations indicated below designed to protect the public, radiation workers, and the environment. RHB is responsible for providing public health functions associated with administering a radiation control program. This includes licensing of radioactive materials, registration of X-ray-producing machines, certification of medical and industrial X-ray and radioactive material users, inspection of facilities using radiation, investigation of radiation incidents, and surveillance of radioactive contamination in the environment.
RHB administers and enforces the following laws and implementing regulations:
Radiation Control Law (Health & Safety Code Sec. 114960 et seq.)
Radiologic Technology Act (Health & Safety Code Secs. 106955-107111 & 114840-114896.)
Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) Certification (Health & Safety Code Secs. 107150 through 107175.)
Regulations implementing the above laws are in Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Division 1, Chapter 5, Subchapters 4.0, 4.5, & 4.7.
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