Florida Radiation Protection Act (Florida)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Florida

Applies to States or Provinces Florida
Name Florida Radiation Protection Act (Florida)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Florida Department of Health
Primary Website http://www.myfloridaeh.com/radiation/index.html

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Department of Public Health is responsible for administering a statewide radiation protection program. The program is designed to permit development and utilization of sources of radiation for purposes consistent with the health and safety of the public, and to prevent any associated harmful effects of radiation upon the public through the regulation of all radiation sources. The Department is authorized to adopt, promulgate, amend, and repeal rules and standards which may provide for licensure, registration, or regulation relating to the manufacture, production, transportation, use, possession, handling, treatment, storage, disposal, sale, lease, or other disposition of radioactive material, including naturally occurring radioactive material and low-level radioactive waste, and radiation machines. The Department is also authorized to require the submission of plans, specifications, and reports for new construction and material alterations on the design and protective shielding of installations for radioactive material and radiation machines, excluding X-ray machines of less than 200,000 volts potential, and on systems for the disposal of radioactive wastes, for the determination of any ionizing radiation hazard; and it may render opinions and approve or disapprove such plans and specifications.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Cindy Becker, Chief
Department Florida Department of Health
Division Bureau of Radiation Control
Address 4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin #C21
Place Tallahassee, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32399-1741
Phone (850) 245-4266
Fax (850) 487-0435
Email RadiationControl@doh.state.fl.us

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Fla. Stat. 404
Date Enacted 1978

Authority 2: Fla. Admin. Code 64E-3 through 64E-5