Radiologic Technologist Certification Act

Florida Statutes, Chapter 404

Florida Department of Health, Radiologic Technology Resources Web Page

Control of Radiation Hazards – Florida Administrative Code 64E-5

Standard Radiation Control Program Provisions

Florida Statutes, Chapter 468

Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 64E-3

Radiation Control Forms & Documents 

The provisions of Florida Statute Chapter 468, otherwise known as the Radiologic Technologist Certification Act, provide guidelines and protocols designed to protect health care professionals and patients from the harmful effects of excessive and improper exposure to ionizing radiation.  The act establishes standards of education, training, experience and certification of users of radiation and radiation‑emitting equipment. 

As this act applies to the ambulatory surgical center, a basic X‑ray machine operator may only perform general diagnostic radiographic and general fluoroscopic procedures, specifically excluding nuclear medicine and radiation therapy procedures, under the direct supervision and control of a licensed practitioner in that facility.  If your center requires radiographic or fluoroscopic equipment other than general diagnostic radiographic and general fluoroscopic equipment, you must keep a record documenting which personnel performed each radiographic or fluoroscopic procedure.