language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to health; making technical changes; eliminating radioactive material license renewal fee; establishing fees for ionizing radiation-producing equipment; modifying requirements for operating x-ray equipment; extending the expiration date for a task force;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 144.1205, subdivision 1; 144.121, subdivisions 1a, 5; 145.881, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.121, subdivisions 1c, 4.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
When a license is required for radioactive material or source or special nuclear material by a rule adopted under section 144.1202, subdivision 2, an application fee according to subdivision 4 must be paid upon initial application for a license. The licensee must renew the license 60 days before the expiration date of the license by paying a license renewal fee equal to the application fee under subdivision 4. The expiration date of a license is the date set by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission before transfer of the licensing program under section 144.1202 and thereafter as specified by rule of the commissioner of health.
A facility with x-ray machines or other sources of ionizing radiationmust biennially pay an initial or biennial renewal registration fee consisting of a base facility fee of $132 and an additional fee for each x-ray machine or other source of ionizing radiation as follows:
|(1)||medical or veterinary equipment||$ . 106|
|(2)||dental x-ray equipment||$ . 66|
|(3)||accelerator||$ . 132|
|(4)||radiation therapy equipment||$ . 132|
|(5)||x-ray equipment not used on humans or animals||$ . 106|
|(6)||devices with sources of ionizing radiation not used on humans or animals||$ . 106|
|(7)||sources of radium||$ . 198|
After January 1, 1997, an individual in a facility with x-ray equipment for use on humans that is registered under subdivision 1 may not operate, nor may the facility allow the individual to operate, x-ray equipment unless the individual has passed an examination approved by the commissioner of health, or an examination determined to the satisfaction of the commissioner of health to be an equivalent national, state, or regional examination, that demonstrates the individual's knowledge of basic radiation safety, proper use of x-ray equipment, darkroom and film processing, and quality assurance procedures. The commissioner shall establish by rule criteria for the approval of examinations required for an individual operating an x-ray machine in Minnesota.
The commissioner shall establish and appoint a Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force consisting of 15 members who will provide equal representation from:
(1) professionals with expertise in maternal and child health services;
(2) representatives of community health boards as defined in section 145A.02, subdivision 5; and
(3) consumer representatives interested in the health of mothers and children.
No members shall be employees of the state Department of Health. Section 15.059 governs the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force. Notwithstanding section 15.059, the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force expires June 30, 2007.
Presented to the governor May 16, 2007
Signed by the governor May 18, 2007, 5:18 p.m.