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Radiological Health Program

To contact the Office of Radiological Health for inquiries or general questions please e-mail: ORH e-mail



  • X-ray regulations were amended on August 27th. For more information please visit the X-ray program's page.
  • November 5, 2013:Governor McDonnell completed the review of a regulation revision proposal. This revision is an update to the X-ray regulations to reflect changes to Federal regulations and new X-ray modalities in the medical field, reinsert definitions that were deleted in 2006 and update the regulations to meet current Virginia Register Form, Style, and Procedure Manual. The proposed revision will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on December 2nd which will begin a 60 day public comment period ending on January 31, 2014. The Register's website can be found here: Virginia Register of Regulations
  • September 3, 2013:Effective September 1st, the Division of Radiological Health was elevated to the Office of Radiological Heatlh. The Office will report to the Chief Deputy for Public Health and Preaparedness, Dr. Marissa Levine.
  • June 10, 2012:Steve Harrison is named as the Director of the Division of Radiological Health. Steve brings a wealth of experience to his new role in VDH. Steve has most recently served as the Statewide Hospital Preparedness Program Coordinator in VDH's Office of Emergency Preparedness since March 2010. Other positions held by Steve since he began work at VDH in 2003 as the Assistant State Planning Coordinator, Strategic National Stockpile and Exercise Coordinator, and EP&R's Central Region Planner. Prior to his VDH experience Steve worked for Dominion Resources for 23 years, where he performed nuclear emergency planning and all hazards preparedness; for eight of those years he worked at the North Anna Power Station conducting radiological surveillance and testing, and coordinating all aspects of station emergency preparedness. Steve received an MA degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, with honors, from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has a Certificate iin Public Health Leadership from University of North Carolina and is a FEMA certified Master Exercise Practitioner. You may reach Steve at 804-864-8151 or Steve Harrision.
  • Definition for "Misadministration" for X-ray machines was inadvertently deleted from Regulations to address NRC radioactive materials. Program will use previously until rulemaking can be initiated and completed.. Submitted March 1, 2010

    Radiological Health Program | 109 Governor Street,  7th Floor | Richmond, VA  23219 | Telephone (804) 864-8150 | Fax: (804) 864-8155

  • Last Updated: 10-20-2015

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