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Forms and Regulatory Guides

Button  Forms have been revised due to the changes in Title 180, effective  February 24, 2013
Button Regulatory Guides have been revised due to the changes in Title 180, effective February 24, 2013

References

Other Resources

For more information, contact:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health, Office of Radiological Health
X-ray Program
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-0563
Toll Free Phone: (888)242-1100 Option #8
Fax:  (402)471-0169
E-mail:  DHHS.RadiationPrograms@nebraska.gov

For questions and information concerning Medical Radiography Licensure contact the Licensure Unit at (402)471-4923

Overview of the X-ray Program:

Medical x-rays account for the largest man-made radiation source of exposure to the average citizen.  Currently, there are over 1,700 facilities with approximately 4,500 x-ray machines in Nebraska.  These facilities include hospitals, doctor's offices, universities, and corporations. 

The X-ray Program encourages facilities that use x-ray machines to maintain exposures As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).   According to the ALARA principle, facilities are to take reasonable actions to avoid unnecessary exposure to patients, employees and the public.

According to the regulations, the state is required to maintain a  registration of the x-ray machines in Nebraska along with conducting periodic  inspections of x-ray units and facilities.   During these inspections, the X-ray Program staff will examine the x-ray machines to ensure they are operating properly, determine if the operators of the x-ray machine are properly trained and following sound procedures, and verify that the facility is in compliance with all other regulations regarding the use of the x-ray machine. 

The training requirements for operators of  veterinary assistants and non-human x-ray equipment are located in the following regulations.   Contact this office for additional information at (402) 471-2168.

  • pdficon.gif (914 bytes) 180 NAC 6-007.04  of the Nebraska Regulations for "Control of Radiation" outlines the training requirements for veterinary assistant's.
  • pdficon.gif (914 bytes) 180 NAC 15-025  of the Nebraska Regulations for "Control of Radiation" lists the training requirements for operators of Non-Human  Particle Accelerators under 1 MeV.

The training requirements for operators of Medical Radiographic equipment, dental hygienists and other dental auxiliaries are located in the following regulations.  Contact the Licensure Unit for additional information at (402)471-4926.

  • pdficon.gif (914 bytes) 180 NAC 16  of the Nebraska Regulations for "Control of Radiation" outlines the training requirements for "Licensure of Persons Performing Medical Radiography."
  • pdficon.gif (914 bytes) 172 NAC 053-004  of the Nebraska Regulations for "Professional & Occupational Licenses" list the training requirements for  Dental Hygienists and other Dental Auxiliaries.

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