HB 2075 Increases Radiation Vendor License and Fees

Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 07-19-21
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2075

This bill establishes vendor license and annual fees increasing cost for medical services using radiation including X-ray machines for dental, academic, veterinary, podiatry, hospital radiology, chiropractic, osteopathic, computed tomography, mammography, therapy, microwave repair facilities, and tanning devices.

Personal Choice and Responsibility
This wouldn’t protect public from radiation, just increases medical costs.

Fiscal Responsibility
OHA anticipates that this measure would increase fee revenue by $1,408,251, increasing medical care costs. HB 2075 allows Radiation Protection Services (RPS) to statutorily: 1) restructure the Xray biennial device registration fee schedule to be “tube-based”, versus a machine control panel fee which creates added revenue ($1,228,000); 2) initiate a new X-ray vendor $500 annual licensing fee ($60,000 added revenue); and 3) change the tanning program fee cap from $150 per device to $200 ($135,000 added revenue). A Policy Option Package will increase radioactive material licensing fees to address current fee inequities by $559,000.

Limited Government
Creates a new government program. Radiation exposure can come from a variety of sources including: X-ray equipment, radioactive materials, tanning beds and other radiation-generating devices. Oregon Radiation Protection Services, within the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Division, works to promote the health and safety of the people in Oregon by protecting them from unnecessary exposure to radiation, but this does nothing to prevent exposure. Fees for radiation devices and equipment and tanning devices were last increased in 2015.

Free Markets
Summary of HB 2075 modifies fees related to radiation devices and equipment. Under the measure, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is directed to increase the following biennial registration fees: Dental, academic or veterinary X-ray tube fee from $140 to $210; Industrial or podiatry X-ray tube fee from $190 to $285; Hospital, radiological, chiropractic, osteopathic or medical X-ray tube fee from $285 to $427; Computed tomography X-ray tube fee from $285 to $600; Mammography X-ray tube fee from $285 to $800;  Therapy or interventional X-ray tube fee from $285 to $1,000; Microwave repair facility fee from $112 to $140.  OHA is also directed to increase the annual tanning device registration fee from $150 to $200 per device, and to establish an annual vendor licensing fee of $500 for persons who distribute, install, market, service, inspect, and consult on radiation devices or equipment.

No tags for this post.

Comments are closed.