ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

OFFICE OF RADIATION CONTROL PUBLIC NOTICE RE: EXTENSION OF COM[MENT PERIOD

The Alabama Department of Public Health announces that the public comment period concerning the proposed amendment to Rule 420-3-26-.06 is hereby extended until 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 30, 1999.

Said proposed amendments to Rule 420-3-26-.06, Radiation Safety Requirements for Users of x-ray in Healing Arts or Servicers of x-ray equipment, were announced in Volume XVII, Issue number 11, dated August 31, 1999, page 257. The substance of the proposed amendment will allow for physicians assistants and certified registered nurse practitioners to order chest x-rays and x-rays of the extremities.

Comments should be in writing and directed to: Mr. Kirksey Whatley, Director, Office of Radiation Control, Alabama Department of Public Health, P.O. Box 303017, Montgomery, Alabama, 36130-3017. Copies of proposed amendments should also be obtained by written request addressed to Mr. Whatley.

The extension of this comment period is done at the direction of the State Board of Health on this the 20' day of October, 1999.

John R. Wible

Agency Secretary

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