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Radiation Control

Welcome to the Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of Radiation Control web site. This office ensures the protection of the public from excess exposure to ionizing radiation through a variety of activities, including the registering, licensing and inspection of uses of ionizing radiation, performing environmental monitoring, providing emergency training and preparedness and through public and professional education. Duties of the Office of Radiation Control are divided into four branches: Licensing and Registration, Radioactive Materials Compliance, X-Ray Compliance, and Emergency Planning & Environmental Monitoring.

It is our hope that you will find this web site helpful and easy to use. We encourage you to visit this site any time you have questions regarding ionizing radiation in Alabama. Please make sure you visit our What’s New? page for the latest changes or additions to our site. If you cannot find an answer to your question, please feel free to contact our staff at (334) 290-6244.

-Cason Coan, Director


The Office of Radiation Control is comprised of four branches:

  • Emergency Planning & Environmental Monitoring
  • Radioactive Materials Compliance
  • Licensing & Registration
  • X-Ray Compliance

Our organization chart is coming soon.

The Office of Radiation Control abides by the Alabama Department of Public Health's Administrative Code as well as The Code of Alabama 1975.

Page last updated: March 7, 2024