Registration of a Radiation Producing Machine

Warren Freier, R.T. (R)(T)(QM), Environmental Scientist
James Lawson, R.T. (R), Environmental Scientist

Dale Patrick, MS, Manager

Phone: 701.328.5188
Fax: 701.328.5185
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All radiation producing machines must be registered with the Department.

  1. All proposed 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 Health Rules; Subdivision 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"PDF form shall be completed and forwarded to the Department at:

    Radiation Control Program
    North Dakota Department of Health
    918 East Divide Avenue, 2nd Floor
    Bismarck, N.D. 58501-1947

    The Department may require an additional radiation shielding evaluation, if warranted, prior to approval.

  2. Apply to the Department for registration of a Radiation Machine.
    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 contacting the
    Department or you may download it from our forms page.

  3. Complete 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.

  4. Issuance 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.

  5. You may begin using the X-ray machine.
    Following the completion of the installation and registration procedure, the facility may begin using the X-ray machine.

  6. Department inspections.
    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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