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Hand-held Dental X-ray Equipment

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is issuing an Information Notice (IN) to inform dental registrants of recent law changes involving the use of hand-held dental x-ray equipment for human use. The 2017 Legislature authorized the use of hand-held dental x-ray equipment beginning July 1, 2017. See Laws 2017, 1st special session, Chapter 6, Article 10, Section 58.

In addition to these statutory requirements, a registrant must also comply with applicable Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4732.

Verification System

All equipment and facility notifications from registrants should be made through the online Verification System effective May 15, 2017. Please visit our Registration Forms webpage below.

Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4732 Revision

The Minnesota Department of Health is considering amendments and possible new rules for Ionizing Radiation, Chapter 4732. None of the changes expressed in the rule revision documents have been made to Chapter 4732 or are adopted at this time. For more information, please visit our rules webpage below.

Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4733 Revision

The Minnesota Department of Health is proposing new rules for machine produced radiation therapy, Chapter 4733. A preliminary draft is below and available for comment. In its preliminary form, please note that some references numbers may have been omitted but will be addressed as the rule continues to evolve. Email comments to health.ram@state.mn.us.

X-ray Unit Program

Minnesota Rule Chapter 4732 strives to control and prevent hazards to health and safety from ionizing radiation, without limiting or interfering with its constructive uses. Except as otherwise specifically provided, this chapter applies to all persons who receive, possess, use, transfer, own or acquire any radiation-producing equipment. The scope of this chapter does not include those sources of ionizing radiation known as radioactive materials, which are covered by Chapter 4731.

The mission of the Radiation Control, X-ray Program is to protect and promote radiation safety through guidance and collaboration with the radiation community. Our vision is to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure from the use of ionizing radiation producing equipment.

Site Map

Quality Control: QC guidelines, forms and documents, including: Crabtree, Step Wedge, Technique Charts, and more.
Registration Forms: Initial and Additional Registrations, Verification System guidance.
Rules: Links to specific Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4732 rule parts. Rule Revision meeting notices, agendas, minutes, and documentation.
Service Provider: Service Provider registration form, renewal form, vendor lists and physicist list.
Topic Index: All pages are located in the Topic Index. Links to all x-ray topics available on our website.
X-ray Operator: Limited Scope X-ray Operator Examination process and application. ARRT contact and exam information. Classes, online courses and educational materials.

For questions, comments or feedback regarding the MDH X-ray Program, please email health.xray@state.mn.us or call 651.201.4545.

Updated Monday, June 26, 2017 at 10:47AM