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Radiation Protection Services (RPS) bulletins and newsletters

Radiation Protection Services (RPS) periodically sends bulletins or Newsletters to registrants, licensees and interested parties throughout the year informing them of upcoming rule changes, how to comply with current rules, recent rule changes and other items that may concern registrants and licensees.

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SB 283 FAQs

Additional SB 283 Resources

 Center for Disease Control and Prevention: A brief introduction to ionizing radiation

World Health Organization:Information on non-ionizing radiation

Health Physics Society: On cell phones, non-ionizing radiation and 5G technology

National Cancer Institute: Fact sheet on cell phones and cancer risk

Federal Communication Commission: On wireless devices and health

Food and Drug Administration:


01 Informational Bulletin 23-01 Dental Shielding Requirements and Hand-Held Intraoral X-Ray Use

02 Informational Bulletin 23-02 Pending Mandatory Dense Breast Tissue Notification Language (mailed out Oct 12th)


01 Information Bulletin 2022-1 Whole Body Imager Operation and Testing Requirements (Revised)


01   Information Bulletin 2021-1 X-Ray Registration Fee Increase

02  Information Bulletin 2021-02  Tanning Registration Fee Increase

03  Information Bulletin 2021-03 RML Fee Increase

04  Information Bulletin 2021-04 Pending New X-Ray and Tanning Vendor Fee


01  Information Bulletin 2020-01 Gonadal Shielding

02  Information Bulletin 2020-02  Temporary Modification to Specific Rule Requirements (COVID-19)

03  Information Bulletin 2020-03 Temporary Exemption for Mobile X-Ray Exams (COVID-19)

04  Informational Bulletin 2020-04 Yttrium-90 Microsphere Brachytherapy Sources and Devices, Revision 10 and Updated NRC Training and Experience Form 313A Series

05  Informational Bulletin 2020-05 New mailing address to submit Criminal History fingerprint cards

06  Informational Bulletin 2020-06 FDA Communication: Repair Safety & Maintenance Tanning Beds & Booths

07 Legislative Concept 396



Information Bulletin 2019-01
Fingerprint Cards Process Improvement



Informational Bulletin 2018-01
Individual Monitoring for Radiation Exposure During the Activation of a Fluoroscopic Tube


04 Amended Oregon Administrative Rules - Defining a Medical Event
03 Online Access to New X-Ray Registrant Website
02 Use of Lead Aprons During Dental X-Ray Procedures
01 NRC Request for I-131 Patient Information


06 Adoption of Division 125, Materials Safety and Security
04 Oregon Administrative Rule Variance and Exemption Requests - Review and Approval Process
03 Sales and Service Vendors, Providing X-ray Device Registration Services
02 Dense Breast Tissue Advisement
01 Clarification of OAR 333-116-0640, Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Training and Experience Requirements


05 Dosimetry Requirements for Medical and Veterinary Registrants
04 Source Collection and Threat Reduction (SCATR), Radioactive Material Disposal Opportunity
02 New and Revised Oregon Administrative Rules Affecting CT Operations
01 Final Orders to be posted on Radiation Protection Services Website


02 Ban on Underage Tanning
01 Dense Breast Tissue Advisement


04 Online Access to Request Authorization to Perform Activities in Oregon
03 Use of Red Light Therapy (633 nm) lamps in Tanning Devices
02 RPS Intent to Inspect Therapy Registrant Facilities
01 Conference of Radiation Program Directors (CRCPD) Medical Event Reporting System


04 The Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) Domestic Threat Reduction Program and Federally Funded Voluntary Security enhancements for High-Risk Radiological Material
01 NRC Policy Regarding Release of Iodine-131 Therapy Patients Under CFR 35.75 to Locations Other Than Private Residences


03 Hand-Held Dental X-ray Systems
02 The NRC requirements for a 24-hour Report for Certain Industrial Radiography events in Addition to the 30-day written report requirement to 10 CFR 34.101
01 Unwanted Radioactive Sources


06 Radiation Overexposure during perfusion CT imaging to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a stroke
05 Reportable Medical Events Involving Treatment Delivery Errors Caused by Confusion of Units for the Specification of Brachytherapy Sources
04 Exemption from 10 CFR Part 32 and 10 CFR Part 35 Requirements on Procurement and Transfer of Technetium-99m
03 Licensees who Perform Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Procedures: NRC Regulatory Issue 2008-31
02 Contamination Events Resulting from Damage to Sealed Radioactive Sources
01 Molybdenum-99 Generator Breakthrough Concerns


01 Provisions for Documentation of Training and Experience to Identify Individuals on a License as an Authorized User (AU), Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), Authorized Nuclear Pharmacist (ANP), or Authorized Medical Physicist (AMP)


02 Provisions for Recognizing and "Grandfathering" Authorized Medical Physicists (AMPs) under 10 CFR 35.2, 35.14, 35.51 and 35.57 and OAR 333-116 Rules
01 All Medical Users of Radioactive Iodine(1-125 or I-131): Change in Written Directive Requirements