Registration of a Radiation
radiation producing machines must be registered with the
radiation machine installations shall be reviewed and
approved by the Department prior to installation.
Prior to construction, the floor plans,
shielding specifications and equipment arrangement of
all new installations, or modifications of existing
installations, utilizing ionizing radiation machines
shall be submitted to the Department for
review and approval (North Dakota Radiological
33-10-06-03.2.a; page 6-17). If
warranted, the Department may require the applicant
to utilize the services of a qualified expert to
determine the shielding requirements.
A Radiation Machine Registration - "Change
of Status Notification" form shall be completed and forwarded to the
North Dakota Department of Health
918 East Divide Avenue, 2nd Floor
Bismarck, N.D. 58501-1947
Department may require an additional radiation
shielding evaluation, if warranted, prior to
to the Department for registration of a Radiation
Within thirty (30) days following the installation of a
radiation machine, the owner, (i.e.,
"registrant") of the radiation machine shall
make application to the Department for registration. If
the equipment is leased, the Department considers the
person in possession of the machine to be the
"registrant" and responsible for compliance
with the North Dakota Radiological Health Rules (NDRHR).
You may obtain a registration form (SFN-8428) by
Department or you may download it from our
registration form and remit fee.
Instructions, for completing the registration
form, and a schedule of fees is located on the
registration form. The application shall be signed and
dated by the person responsible for compliance with the
NDRHR. The fees are for each machine and cover a
three-year registration period, the initial/renewal fee
is the amount listed. Remittance shall be included with
the registration application and made payable to the
North Dakota Department of Health at the address
indicated on the registration form.
of a certified copy of the registration.
Following Department review and approval of registration,
the registrant is issued a certified copy of the
registration and a registration tab to be affixed to the
control console of the X-ray machine. For new registrants
the Department also issues a copy of the NDRHR.
may begin using the X-ray machine.
Following the completion of the installation and
registration procedure, the facility may begin using the
The Department will inspect the facility for compliance
with the NDRHR. Due to our workload, it is not possible
to give an estimated date for inspection of any
individual facility. We will contact the facility in
advance to schedule the inspection with the registrant.
Inspections consist of policy and procedure review,
equipment testing and records review.
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