Pa. dentist fined $13K for not registering x-ray systems

A Pennsylvania dental practice was fined nearly $13,000 by the state Department of Environmental Protection for violating the Radiation Protection Act.

Bowser Dentistry of York was cited for failing to register x-ray machines that were used to evaluate dental patients from 1992 through 2010. Consequently, the practice remained uninspected during that time period. The DEP issued a notice of violation to the dentist in September 2011 along with a $12,840 fine.

The practice took action to correct the violations is now in compliance with regulations, according to the DEP.

X-ray machines must be registered with DEP within 30 days of being acquired, and the x-ray registration becomes valid upon the payment of a fee, which must be paid to the agency annually.

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