Imaging and Radiation Therapy Centers
According to Ohio Code the director of health is permitted to adopt safety standards, quality of care standards and quality of care reporting requirements for certain health services and health care facilities.
On Apr. 20, 1995, Health Care Facilities Regulations went into effect. The regulations contain requirements for:
- Facility licensure,
- Personnel staffing and qualifications,
- Equipment maintenance and quality assurance programs,
- Patient protection and education,
- Record maintenance and reporting requirements, and
As of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 there were approximately 35 radiation therapy facilities and 242 free-standing or mobile imaging centers licensed by the state.
Programs within Health Care Facilities Licensing & Inspection:
- Freestanding/Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Centers
- Freestanding/Mobile Radiation Therapy Centers
The Radiologic Technology Section has been inspecting Freestanding and Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Centers, and Freestanding Radiation Therapy Centers since May, 1997. The purpose of the inspections is to assure compliance with Chapter 3701-83 of the Ohio Administrative Code. The inspections cover the facility's policies and procedures on topics such as patient care, personnel and staffing, medical records, general quality assessment and improvement and service standards and equipment.
New facilities are required to pass an inspection prior to operation. Personnel from the Radiologic Technology Section will contact the facility to schedule an initial inspection within three weeks of receipt of the application. Early receipt of the application will better guarantee a timely inspection by the facility's projected opening date.
Routine inspections are conducted every three years, unless otherwise necessary
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection
246 North High Street, #rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 644-2727
Fax: (614) 466-0381