Radiation Equipment Registration: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have lost/misplaced my facility registration certificate. How do I obtain a replacement?
A: We require a written statement for a replacement. The request may be faxed to (518) 402-7575 and must include:
- your registration ID number;
- name and address of the installation;
- reason you are requesting the replacement (i.e. lost, misplaced, etc.); and
- the signature of the requestor.
Q: What is the inspection schedule for CRESO inspections?
A: Dentists and podiatrists are inspected every five years. Veterinarian and animal hospitals are inspected every three years.
Q: My facility is moving. What information do I need to provide?
A: Send back original registration certificate with updated information. Include name, address, Radiation Safety Office phone number, federal tax ID number and updated equipment information.
Q: I am closing my practice. What information do I need to provide?
A: Return a completed disposition of x-ray form and your original registration certificate. Your installation will remain active until we receive the completed disposition form. If you are a physician, you may need to contact the Patient Record Access Program in the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (phone: 518-402-0820) to ensure the disposition of your patient medical records.
Q: I am opening a new practice. What information do I need to provide?
A: Please contact this office, two weeks prior to the first day of operation, at (518) 402-7570. We will need:
- the business name of the facility;
- person in charge of radiation safety (radiation safety officer);
- address, phone number, county;
- federal tax ID number;
- equipment type and number to be used; and
- the date of the first day of operation.
Q: I have received my annual bill but not my registration certificate? What should I do?
A: Facility registration certificates are mailed to a facility once payment has been processed. Certificates are mailed out in batch every week. Billing is done annually, renewal certification is bi-annually.