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Revisions to X-Ray Regulations: Use of Radionuclides in the Healing Arts

October 25, 2011

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has proposed revisions to regulations governing the use of radionuclides by medical professionals (Part 7 of the radiology rules). A copy of the proposed changes can be accessed by clicking here.

The proposed rule changes appear to have minimal impact on the dental profession, as the changes would primarily impact healthcare practitioners who use nuclear pharmaceuticals for diagnostic, therapeutic or research purposes. These applications are uncommon in dental practice. Healthcare practitioners must hold a specific state license in order to administer these types of therapies. At this point in time, no dentist is licensed with the state for this purpose.

If you have further questions about these rule revisions or feel that they may impact your practice, please contact Jennifer Goodrum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-996-2847.

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