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Florida Radiation Protection Act (Florida)

Eligibility 
Commercial
Construction
Developer
Fed. Government
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Municipal/Public Utility
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
Systems Integrator
Transportation
Tribal Government
Utility
Program Info
State 
Florida
Program Type 
Safety and Operational Guidelines
Provider 
Florida Department of Health

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.