(1) “General license”, a license, effective pursuant to rules promulgated by the department of health and
senior services, without the filing of an application, to transfer, acquire, own,
possess, or use quantities of, or devices or equipment utilizing, radioactive material;
(2) “Ionizing radiation”, gamma rays and X rays, alpha particles, beta particles, high-speed electrons, neutrons,
protons, high-speed ions and other high-speed nuclear particles;
(3) “Mammography”, radiography of the breast for the purpose of enabling a physician to determine the
presence, size, location and extent of cancerous or potentially cancerous tissue in
(4) “Mammography authorization”, authorization under section 208.176 to use a radiation machine for mammography;
(5) “Mammography system”, the radiation machine used for mammography; automatic exposure control devices;
films, screens, and cassettes; image processor; darkroom; and view boxes;
(6) “Person”, any person, firm, partnership, limited partnership, corporation, association, institution,
political subdivision or other organization;
(7) “Radiation machine”, a machine, other than those exempted by department rule, that emits ionizing radiation;
(8) “Radiation physicist”, a person who is certified by the American Board of Radiology in radiological physics
or one of the specialties of radiological physics;
(9) “Radioactive material”, a solid, liquid, or gas which emits ionizing radiation spontaneously;
(10) “Radiography”, the making of a film or other record of an internal structure of the body by passing
X rays or gamma rays through the body to act on film or other image receptor;
(11) “Registration”, registration of a source of ionizing radiation in writing with the department of
health and senior services;
(12) “Source of ionizing radiation”, a device or material that emits ionizing radiation;
(13) “Specific license”, a license issued to use, manufacture, produce, transfer, receive, acquire, own,
or possess quantities of, or devices or equipment utilizing, radioactive material.
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?
Response sent, thank you
Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes
A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.