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Radiation Control Program Notices


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  • State Examination Fees Increase on January 1, 2015 - Effective January 1, 2015, examination fees will increase as follows:
    • ARRT Medical Limited Scope in Radiography Exam will increase to $ 125.
    • ARRT Bone Densitometry Equipment Operator (BDEO) Exam will increase to $ 125.
    • DANB Delaware Dental Radiologic Technology Exam (DDRT) Exam will increase to $ 175. 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 has been approved by the Authority on Radiation Protection since 2006. See link for additional information: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsp/files/orcddrtnotice.pdf
  • 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). The state certification exam does NOT require completion of specific college, or other training courses. The Authority has approved state certification examinations to qualify individuals to legally perform certain limited scope x-ray procedures in Delaware.

    There are three State Level Exams approved by the Authority on Radiation Protection:
  • Change to Delaware Radiation Control Regulations, effective May 11, 2014. 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 General Provisions – Contains sections titled: Purpose and Scope, Definitions, Exemptions, General Regulatory Requirements, Additional Regulatory Requirements, Enforcement Requirements, Interpretations, Communications, Units of Exposure and Dose, and Units of Activity. Changes made to be more consonant with other state and federal regulations.
    • 4465 Part B Registration of Radiation Source Facilities and Services – Contains sections titled: Purpose and Scope, Definitions, Prohibitions, Exemptions, Shielding Plan Review, Registration of Radiation Source Facility, Registration of Mobile Service Operations, Registration of Healing Arts Screening and Medical Research, Application for Registration of Radiation Service Providers, Issuance of Notice of Registration, Expiration of Notice of Registration, Report of Changes, Approval Not Implied, Assembler and/or Transfer Obligation, Reciprocal Recognition of Out-of-State Radiation Sources.

      Changes made to be more consonant with other state and federal regulations. Sections with substantive changes include Section 2.0 Definitions, Section 4.0 Exemptions, Section 5.0 Shielding Plan Review, Section 7.0 Registration of Mobile Service Operations, Section 16.0 Reciprocal Recognition of Out-of-State Radiation Sources, introduces new Appendix C and D. Contains Appendices as follows:
      • Appendix A – Information on Radiation Shielding Required for Plan Reviews
      • Appendix B – Design Requirements for an Operator’s Booth
      • Appendix C – Radiation Machine Facility Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Responsibilities
      • Appendix D – Education and Training for Persons Performing Radiation Machine Assembly, Installation or Repair
      • Appendix E – Healing Arts Screening
    • 4466 Radiation Technologists/Technicians (Certification) – Contains sections titled: Purpose and Scope, Title of Regulation, Severability, Definitions, Legal Titles, Certification Process, Issuing Certification, Limitations of Certification, and Discipline, Sanctions, Hearing Procedures & Appeals.

      Changes made to be more consonant with other state and federal regulations. Sections with substantive changes include Section 2.0 Definitions, Section 5.0 Legal Titles, Section 6.0 Certification Process, Section 7.0 Issuing Certification, Section 9.0 Discipline, Sanctions, Hearing Procedures & Appeals, Schedule A Fees. Regulation clarifies documentation requirements for applicants who disclose conviction of a felony, increases initial application fee from $ 10 to $ 50, provides waiver of initial application fee for students enrolled in Technical Vocational Dental Assisting Programs in Delaware, reduces certificate duration from 4 years to 3 years, eliminates 30-day grace period after certificate expiration, introduces Late Renewal Fee for renewal application after current certificate has expired ($ 100), introduces Verification of Licensure Fee – Other State Forms ($ 50), and introduces Returned Check Fee ($ 25), and adds International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) as recognized credential for Bone Densitometry.

      • Schedule A Certification Fees
      • Schedule B List of National Credentialing Organizations Acceptable for Delaware Certification.
  • Change to Delaware Radiation Control Regulations, effective June 11, 2013

    Effective June 11, 2013, the following sets of radiation control regulations were published as final rule:
    • 4465 Part C Licensing of Radioactive Material
    • 4465 Part F Use of Diagnostic X-Rays and Imaging Systems in the Healing Arts
    • 4465 Part G Use of Radionuclides in the Healing Arts
    • 4465 Part K Compliance Procedures
    • 4465 Part X Therapeutic Radiation Machines
    The purpose of the amendments was to update the requirements so that they are in concert with current healthcare standards and to align them more closely with current state administrative code and federal requirements.
  • Change to Dental Radiologic Technology Exam Fee

    Effective January 1, 2014, the examination fee for the Delaware Dental Radiologic Technology Exam is increased to $150. Application forms are posted on this website, click on the Radiological technologist/Technician Certification Program button below and then look under the Applications and Forms section in the right column.

  • Change to Delaware Dental Radiologic Technology Exam Process to be phased out, notice effective January 1, 2013

    The Delaware Dental Radiologic Technology (DDRT) version of the exam will be phased out within three years. The Delaware DDRT exam fee will increase by $ 25 per year starting in 2013, until it is equivalent to the DANB RHS exam fee of $ 175 on January 1, 2015. After the state DDRT exam is phased out...Go to the full notice.
  • Change to Shield Plan Review Process for New Radiation Machine Facilities

    Effective September 15, 2011, Radiation Shielding Plans for new radiation machine facilities must be submitted to the Office of Engineering.

  • Changes to Radiation Technologist/Technician Licensure Application Forms and Manual

    Effective January 30, 2011, the Division of Public Health, Office of Radiation Control implements new versions of the Delaware Radiation Technologists/Technicians Manual (pp 8-9) and application forms (R16-B, R16-N and R16-S) for licensure that include new “Duty to Report” language as mandated by state law passed in 2010, relating to training for health care providers, institutions and others on child sexual and physical abuse, exploitation and domestic violence and the mandatory reporting thereof.

  • Delaware Office of Radiation Control Announces Searchable List for Rad Tech Certificate Verification

    Effective August 1, 2010, mailed or faxed Verification of Licensure requests will be processed ONLY for individuals applying to other states or localities for recognition of their Delaware licensure, requiring notary public or state licensure board seal.


    Effective May 26, 2010, Radiation Technologist/Technician Certification status for individuals holding a Delaware certificate can be verified using this searchable pdf. The list will be updated bi-weekly.

  • Delaware Office of Radiation Control Announces Change to Dental Radiological Technology Exam Procedure

    Effective April 1, 2010, instead of applying to the Division of Public Health, applicants for the Delaware Dental Radiological Technology Exam will apply directly to the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), or by contacting DANB directly at 1-800-FOR-DANB. The application process to take the exam is the only change.





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