The RPA & Licensing Of Practices
All practices using x-ray apparatus or sources must have a licence from the EPA Office of Radiological Protection & Environmental Monitoring (ORM) and must comply with a schedule of licence conditions. Each x-ray unit or source in use must be listed in schedule 2 of the licence. If an x-ray unit or source is listed with a licensing restriction "for commissioning only", then the equipment must not be used clinically until it has been commissioned by your RPA, or in the case of an Industrial unit, until a Commissioning/Installation Report is provided by your supplier.
The ORM have a team of inspectors who have the statutory authority to enter and inspect any practice with x-ray apparatus or radioactive sources, to revoke the licence where the licensee fails to comply with licence conditions, and to prosecute unlicensed users of x-ray apparatus or sources.
Specific details on licensing can be found as follows;