Dental & Medical X-Ray Facilities Regulations (Ontario, Canada)

In Canada the use of X-Ray equipment in medical and dental facilities falls under Health Canada guidelines with provincial regulation and administration. In Ontario this jurisdiction is the responsibility of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOH-LTC). What this means specifically for owners and operators of X-Ray facilities in Ontario is that approval of plans must be obtained for all new equipment installations and / or renovations plus facilities must be kept up to date with the most recent Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act (HARP) legislation. The following guidelines can help in navigating this legislation ;