Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Virginia Radiation Protection Regulations: Fee Schedule [12 VAC 5 ‑ 490]
Amend Chapter 490 as a Result of Periodic Review
Action 6098
General Information
Action Summary The Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Office of Radiological Health (ORH) is tasked with regulating sources of radiation within the Commonwealth in order to protect the public from unnecessary exposure. Section 32.1-229.1 of the Code of Virginia (Code) authorizes the Board of Health (Board) to establish fee schedules for the registration and inspection of x-ray machines, as well as the licensing of radioactive materials. ORH is almost entirely funded through revenues collected according to 12VAC5-490. Since the fee schedule was last amended in 2019, significant inflation and increases in operational costs warrant the consideration of changes to the fees assessed for registrations, inspections, and licensing of x-ray machines and radioactive materials. Additionally, internal and external evaluations of ORH’s organizational structure have concluded that one additional x-ray inspector position and one additional radioactive materials inspector position are needed in Northern Virginia. ORH will consider fee increases that take into account the minimum amount of revenue required to ensure the proper oversight of sources of radiation required by § 32.1-229 of the Code.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7335]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 5/31/2022
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9813 NOIRA Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Cameron Rose  / Policy Analyst, Office of Radiological Health
Address: 109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7090    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-