Summary: H.R.12547 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.12547. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/16/1976)

Radiation Health and Safety Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to develop and issue to the States criteria and minimum standards for the accreditation of educational institutions conducting programs for the training of radiologic technologists and minimum criteria for educational institutions conducting programs for the training of medical and dental practitioners. Directs the Secretary to develop and issue to the States criteria and minimum standards for licensure of radiologic technologists.

Directs that State and local governments be encouraged to minimize exposure of the public to ionizing from all sources, and establishes procedures for the adoption of appropriate standards.

Allows the Secretary to make grants to States in an amount up to two-thirds of the first year and one-third of the second year costs of planning, developing, or establishing programs to carry out the provisions of this Act.

Prohibits conducting activities contrary to this Act and subjects violators to a civil penalty of not more than $1,000.

Requires the Secretary to submit to Congress an annual report evaluating the implementation of this Act and making recommendations for legislation.