Welcome to the Office of Radiation Control (ORC). Our mission is to protect the health
and safety of Delawareans by regulating the use of ionizing radiation in medicine, industry, research
and education, and to provide health protection resources in the event of a radiological emergency.
This office performs pre-operational inspections for new radiation machine facilities,
inspects and registers facilities that use radiation machines, registers facilities that use radioactive
materials, registers radiation service providers, and issues certificates for administering radiation
to human patients, by qualifying medical and dental radiation technologists and technicians.
Radiation Control Program Notices
- Change to Delaware Radiation Control Regulations, effective August 11, 2015. The
following sets of radiation control regulations were published as final rule on August 1, 2015 and went
into effect on August 11, 2015:
- 4465 Part D Standards for Protection Against Radiation - Contains multiple sections,
such as Purpose, Scope, Definitions, Implementation, Radiation Protection Programs, Occupational Dose
Limits for Adults, Planned Special Exposures, Occupational Dose Limits for Minors, Dose Equivalent to
an Embryo/Fetus, Dose Limits for Individual Members of the Public, Surveys & Monitoring, Controlling Access,
Storage & Control of Licensed or Registered Radiation Sources, Precautionary Procedures, Records, and
Reports. Changes made to be more consonant with other state and federal regulations. Appendix D added
– Sample Letter for Declaring Pregnancy. Other appendices remain unchanged from previous version.
- 4465 part J Notices, Instructions and Reports to Workers - Contains sections
titled: Purpose and Scope, General Regulatory Provisions and Specific Requirements, Posting of Notices
to Workers, Instructions to Workers, Notifications and Reports to Individuals, Presence of Representatives
of Registrants and Workers during Inspection, Consultation with Workers during Inspections, Requests by
Workers for Inspections, Inspections Not Warranted; Review. Changes made to be more consonant with other
state and federal regulations. Appendices all revised.
- State Certification Examination Changes January 1, 2016 -
- The DDRT State Exam will be phased out effective December 31, 2015. Effective January
1, 2016, applicants
will apply directly to DANB to take the Radiological Health & Safety Exam (RHS). The DANB RHS exam
been approved by the Authority on Radiation Protection since 2006. For more information:
- To apply for examination after December 31, 2015, please visit the Dental
Assisting National Board.
- State Examinations Approved by the Authority on Radiation
To legally operate x-ray equipment to perform dental and medical radiographic procedures in Delaware,
an individual must either hold an approved national credential OR pass a state certification examination
approved by the Authority on Radiation Protection (the Authority). Read
the full notice.
- The following sets of radiation control regulations were published as final
rule on May 1, 2014 and go into effect on May 11, 2014 - 4465
Part A, 4465 Part B, 4466....
- Change to Delaware Radiation Control Regulations,
effective June 11,
- Radiation Protection News Archives
Verification of Delaware Certified Listings
Certified Radiation Technologists and Technicians
Registered Radiation Service Providers
Delaware Radiation Control Regulations
Office of Radiation Control Webpage Brochure
XRay Machine Facility Registration
Permit Manual (PDF)
Delaware Radiation Control Program Report for 2014 (PDF)
Declaration of Pregnancy - Sample Letter
Delaware Notice to Employees of Radiation Source Facilities - Form X (PDF)
Applying For Certification or Registration Without a Social Security