SENATE, No. 617
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2010 SESSION
Senator ROBERT M. GORDON
District 38 (Bergen)
Senator PAUL A. SARLO
District 36 (Bergen, Essex and Passaic)
Assemblywoman JOAN M. VOSS
District 38 (Bergen)
Assemblywoman CAROLINE CASAGRANDE
District 12 (Mercer and Monmouth)
Senator Cardinale, Assemblymen Diegnan, Giblin and Prieto
Limits DEP regulation of medical diagnostic x-ray equipment in facilities performing 750 or fewer x-rays per year.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on June 3, 2010, with amendments.
An Act concerning certain medical diagnostic x-ray equipment installations and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. The provisions of any rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to P.L.1958, c.116 (C.26:2D-1 et seq.), or any other law, to the contrary notwithstanding, the department shall limit any monitoring and regulatory requirements pertaining to medical diagnostic x-ray equipment at facilities or practices performing 750 or fewer diagnostic x-rays per year to 1[equipment] the1 testing, inspection and calibration 1of the radiation emitting equipment1 and to the required use of protective aprons, radiation shields, or other measures necessary to protect the health and safety of patients or persons operating the diagnostic x-ray equipment. 1The department shall not require the testing of chemicals or a processor used to develop x-ray film at those facilities.1
2. The Department of Environmental Protection shall not enforce, and no person shall be required to comply with, the provisions of any rules and regulations adopted by the department pursuant to P.L.1958, c.116 (C.26:2D-1 et seq.) that are inconsistent with the provisions of section 1 of this act.
3. The department shall adopt, pursuant to the “Administrative Procedure 1[Act”,] Act,”1 P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.) any rules or regulations necessary to effectuate the provisions of section 1 of this act.
4. This act shall take effect immediately.