The New York City Department, through its Office of Radiological Health (ORH), regulates radioactive material for medical, research and academic purposes within the five boroughs of New York City. ORH regulations for radiation machines and radioactive materials are contained in Article 175 of the Health Code. ORH registers and inspects radiation machines, and licenses and inspects radioactive materials facilities for compliance with Article 175 for the protection of the health and safety of patients, radiation program employees and the general public.
There are about 6500 registered facilities possessing radiation machines and 375 licensed sites in New York City possessing radioactive material for medical, academic and research purposes. Of the registered facilities, approximately 6440 are registered diagnostic X-ray facilities and 60 are therapeutic X-ray facilities possessing certified registrations.