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(a) The State Board of Health is hereby designated as the State Radiation Control Agency, hereinafter referred to as the agency.
(b) The State Health Officer shall be director of the agency, hereinafter referred to as the director, who shall perform the functions vested in the agency pursuant to the provisions of this article.
(c) In accordance with the laws of the state, the agency may employ, compensate and prescribe the powers and duties of such personnel as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this article.
(d) The agency shall, for the protection of the public health and safety:
(1) Develop and conduct programs for evaluation of hazards associated with use of sources of ionizing radiation;
(2) Develop programs with due regard for compatibility with federal programs for regulation of by-product, source and special nuclear materials;
(3) Formulate, adopt, promulgate and repeal codes, rules and regulations relating to control of sources of ionizing radiation with due regard for compatibility with the regulatory programs of the federal government;
(4) Issue such orders or modifications thereof as may be necessary in connection with proceedings under Section 22-14-6;
(5) Advise, consult and cooperate with other agencies of the state, the federal government, other states and interstate agencies, political subdivisions and with groups concerned with control of sources of ionizing radiation;
(6) Have the authority to accept and administer loans, grants or other funds or gifts, conditional or otherwise, in furtherance of its functions, from the federal government and from other sources, public or private;
(7) Encourage, participate in or conduct studies, investigations, training, research and demonstrations relating to control of sources of ionizing radiation; and
(8) Collect and disseminate information relating to control of sources of ionizing radiation, including:
a. Maintenance of a file of all license applications, issuances, denials, amendments, transfers, renewals, modifications, suspensions and revocations;
b. Maintenance of a file of registrants possessing sources of ionizing radiation requiring registration under the provisions of this article and any administrative or judicial action pertaining thereto;
c. Maintenance of a file of all rules and regulations relating to regulation of sources of ionizing radiation, pending or promulgated, and proceedings thereon; and
d. Maintenance of a file of registrants possessing X-ray machines or other machines and devices producing ionizing radiation.
(e) Commencing on February 25, 2014, the State Radiation Control Agency is no longer an enumerated agency subject to review by the Alabama Sunset Committee.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 22. Health, Mental Health, and Environmental Control § 22-14-4 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-22-health-mental-health-and-environmental-control/al-code-sect-22-14-4/
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