Radiation Equipment Services Program overview:

The Radiation Equipment Service Program regulates over 300 registrants who provide such services in the State of New Mexico.  The program issues certificates of registration to providers of radiation equipment service in accordance with 74-3-8 NMSA 1978 and 20.3.2 NMAC.  Providers are issued such certificates upon validation of education and experience.

Are radiation equipment service providers required to register with NMED?

It is unlawful to provide services on radiation producing equipment without a valid New Mexico registration.   Due to health hazards that can occur by exposure to radiation, Part 2 of the New Mexico Radiation Protection Regulations (20.3 NMAC) requires providers to register with the NMED in order to provide services utilizing radiation equipment.  The purpose of these regulations is to ensure that service providers possess adequate qualifications necessary to safely provide services.

How Long Are registration valid

Registrations will be authorized for a maximum of five-years.

The following categories that will require registration to provide services will only apply to radiation producing equipment will now fall in the newly revised categories:

PERSONNEL DOSIMETRY SERVICES – Will only apply to radiation producing equipment.

Internal Monitoring – Will no longer be governed under the Radiological Services Program.

RADIOLOGICAL SERVICES – Will be governed under the Radiological Services Program.

X-ray Machines
Shielding Design

QUALIFIED EXPERTS – Will only apply to radiation producing equipment.
Medical Physicist
Certified Health Physicist

20.3.1 NMAC- Definitions

RR. “Qualified expert” means an individual having the knowledge and training to measure ionizing radiation, to evaluate safety techniques, and to advise regarding radiation protection needs; for example, individuals certified in the appropriate field by the American board of radiology (ABR), or the American board of health physics (ABHP), or the American board of medical physics (ABMP) or those having equivalent qualifications.  With reference to the calibration of radiation therapy equipment, an individual having, in addition to the above qualifications, training and experience in the clinical applications of radiation physics to radiation therapy; for example, individuals certified in therapeutic radiological physics or x-ray and radium physics by the ABR, or those having equivalent qualifications.  With reference to providing medical physics services to certified mammographic facilities, such individuals must meet the requirements as defined by the FDA.

How to apply for a registration:

An application for a new or renewed registration must be made by completing NMED’s application form. Once the application form is completed print and remit to the address below. The submitted application should include all supporting documentation.  The application form is available for downloading (PDF Format) at the link below:

Radiological Services Application (PDF)

Vendor Application Guidance

If you have questions relating to the Radiological Services Program or want to submit your radiological services application, please submit them to this link RCB.RadiologicalServices@env.nm.gov

Mailing AddressPhysical Address
Radiation Control Bureau
New Mexico Environment Department
Post Office Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5469
Radiation Control Bureau
New Mexico Environment Department
1100 S. St. Francis Dr., Suite 2022
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Professional Web Links:

American Board of Physician Specialists

American Board of Health Physics

American Board of Medical Physics, Inc (ABMP)

American Board of Nuclear Medicine

American Board of Radiology (ABR)

American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine

National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program NVLAP

The Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM)

U.S. Department of Food Drug Administration Manufacturers Establishment Registration

For information regarding this page, contact Carl Sullivan at carl.sullivan@env.nm.gov.

Contact us

RCB Main Phone Number: 505-476-8600

Contact information for Radiation Control Bureau staff is available here.

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