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Radiation Control & Medical Devices Division

NOTICE OF DELIVERY SERVICE DELAYS

DC Health is experiencing delays in mail availability due to the impact of COVID-19 on the US postal service.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to process all mail in as timely a manner as possible.

***COVID 19 UPDATES***

COVID-19 Guidances and Best Practices

For the most up to date information on the District's response to COVID-19, including information on best practices, licensure waivers, and recommended guidelines, go to coronavirus.dc.gov.

Due to ongoing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) is implementing a 100% telework policy and will be available for mail services only.

Walk In Services

UPDATED: The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center will be open to the public by appointment only on Mondays and Wednesdays starting on January 25, 2021, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The online appointment scheduler is http://appts.dcvsims.com

 Individuals may also call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending application.In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Health

Professional Board meetings are currently held virtually. Please check each board's respective website for information on when the next meeting will take place.If you are already in contact with a Health Licensing Specialist (HLS), please

forward any documents to said HLS via email.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiation Protection Division is to enhance public health, safety, and environmental quality in the District of Columbia through the establishment, implementation, and enforcement of measures and standards that protect individuals and their environment from the potentially harmful effects of radiation.

General Information

The Radiation Protection Division is responsible for protection of District of Columbia residents from potentially harmful effects of ionizing radiation.
Radiation is part of everyday life in the District of Columbia. X-ray machines or radioactive materials are used to produce diagnostic pictures of patients for physicians, dentists and other medical practitioners. X-ray machines and radioactive materials are also used at public and private laboratories for a variety of industrial, engineering, and commercial applications. Radioactive materials are even used in some household products, such as smoke detectors.

While the residents of the District of Columbia receive many benefits from its use, radiation can also harm humans if uncontrolled or used improperly. The Radiation Protection Division staff work to ensure that radiation and radioactive materials are properly used and controlled in the District of Columbia, so that residents receive the benefit of radiation without unnecessary risk.

Select from the following links for more information on the Radiation Protection Division:

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