What We Do
The Radiation Control Program is the office through which the Division accomplishes the statutory mandate for NRS459.
NRS 457 also requires the Division to develop a program for certification of all mammography Radiation Producing Machine facilities and mammography Radiation Producing Machine operators in the state of Nevada. All Mammography facilities are inspected yearly, and civil penalties may be applied under NAC 457. The Division enforces the federal standards for Mammography as well, via a contract with the FDA. All complaints from consumers are investigated under the NAC 457 regulations. Mammography operations are also covered by NAC 459 as noted for general radiologic safety issues.
Some of the Mammography related things we do:
- Provide certificate of authorization for mammography machines and for qualified operators.
- Inspect machines on a yearly basis.
- Contract with the FDA for federal inspection on a yearly basis.
- Monitor the use of the machines through the inspection process.
- Respond to complaints of the public.
- Have certified FDA inspectors on staff and provide for continuous training for them.
Mammography - Certificate of Authorization - Fee Payment
The online payment for a “Certificate of Authorization” for Mammography has been suspended.
Continue to submit your application online. If payment is due, contact the Radiation Control Program @ (775) 687-7550 for assistance.
For a listing of Mammographers holding a withdrawn or suspended Certificate of Authorization click here
Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 653 pursuant to SB130
Click here to view the Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 653 pursuant to SB130 .
Informational Notice for Mammography
Visit this page for information related to the Senate Bill 251 (SB 251), which relates to the amendment of Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 457 requiring all mammography registrants to include a statement regarding genetic counseling and testing on mammography patients’ letters.
Click here to view R021-18.