DEEP: Diagnostic and Therapeutic X-Ray Source Registrations Fact Sheet

Diagnostic and Therapeutic X-Ray Device Registrations

An Environmental Permitting Fact Sheet

Program Overview

This permit program, administered by the Bureau of Air Managementís Radiation Division, oversees the licensing of 1) devices emitting x-rays which are used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes by or under the supervision of a licensed practitioner of medicine, surgery, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, dentistry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine and surgery, as authorized by law and 2) hospitals using radioactive materials or isotopes for the diagnosis or treatment of diseases, for research, or for other applications. This program provides protection for the health of the general public and the preservation of the environment.

Authorizing Statutes

Sections 22a-148 through 22a-158 of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS)

Regulations

Sections 19-24-1 through 19-25d-11, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

Who Must Apply

  • Any owner of a device or devices emitting x-rays which are used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes by or under the supervision of a licensed practitioner of medicine, surgery, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, dentistry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine and surgery, as authorized by law, shall register with the Commissioner.
No person shall use, manufacture, produce, transport, receive, acquire, own or possess any source of ionizing radiation, unless exempt, licensed or registered in accordance with sections 22a-148 to 22a-158 of the General Statutes.

Required Documents

Diagnostic and therapeutic (medical) x-ray devices must be registered biennially or when there is a change in number or location of the devices by using the Diagnostic and Therapeutic X-Ray Devices Registration Form (DEP-RAD-REG-200).  Additional documentation shall be required for x-ray devices that are removed - include a copy of the receipt from the service provider that removed the device.

Note: This registration form cannot be used for the registration of radioactive materials or industrial x-ray devices. The Radioactive Materials and Industrial X-Ray Devices Registration Form and additional information can be found on the DEEP Radiation web page.

Reports and Inspections

Each person possessing or using a source of ionizing radiation shall maintain records relating to receipt, storage, transfer, disposal, and other such records the Commissioner deems necessary, including maintenance of records showing the radiation exposure of individuals for whom personnel monitoring is required. Additional information concerning reports and inspections can be found on the DEEP Radiation web page.

Fees

The diagnostic and therapeutic x-ray devices registration fees are:

  • $190.00, biennially or when there is a change in number or location of the devices, for each x-ray emitting device pursuant to section 22a-150 CGS.
State owned x-ray devices and state and municipal operated hospitals are exempt from payment of the fee.

Review and Processing

Upon receipt of the registration, a preliminary review of the registration is conducted for sufficiency and general consistency with applicable standards and criteria. DEEP will send acknowledgement of a sufficient registration by sending a certificate of registration/use. DEEP will also notify a registrant when an insufficient registration is received.

Unique Processing Features

After the initial registration, diagnostic and therapeutic (medical) x-ray devices shall be reregistered biennially in the month of April in the even numbered years or when there is a change in number or location of the devices.

Public Participation

Any proceedings pursuant to sections 22a-151 to 22a-158 CGS, inclusive, shall be subject to a public hearing when requested by any person whose interest may be affected by such an activity. Should a public hearing be requested, notice of the hearing must be published at least thirty days prior to the scheduled hearing date.

Average Processing Time

30 to 60 days

Permit Duration

Up to two years

Contact Information

RADIATION DIVISION
BUREAU OF AIR MANAGEMENT
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
79 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CT 06106-5127

860-424-3029

This overview is designed to answer general questions and provide basic information. You should refer to the appropriate statutes and regulations for the specific regulatory language of the different permit programs. This document should not be relied upon to determine whether or not an environmental permit is required. It is your responsibility to ensure that all required permits have been obtained.

Fact Sheet: DEP-RAD-FS-200
Content Last Updated March, 2010

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