The Radiation Control Advisory Board (RCAB) was established pursuant to the Annotated Code of Maryland, § 8-201 et seq. The statute provides that there is a Radiation Control Advisory Board in the Department.
The duties of the Board are to:
Recommendations provided to the Secretary may include advice on proposed legislation, emerging radiation issues, proposed regulations, etc.
The Board consists of 12 members appointed by the Secretary of the Department. The Board is fairly representative of the businesses and professions and general public that are interested in the subject of radiation. The membership is comprised of:
Member terms are for 4 years beginning on June 1. The terms of the members are staggered. At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor qualifies and is appointed. A member appointed after a term has begun serves only for the remainder of the term and until a successor qualifies and is appointed, unless the member is appointed to a new 4 year term.
When vacancies occur, radiation professional members are selected by seeking nominations from professional and other organizations whose members use radioactive materials or radiation machines. Public members are selected from individuals who have an interest in the field of radiation.
Sean Austin, Dr. Thomas J. Beck, David R. Bisson, Allen Brodsky, Sc.D., Karen A. Cieslewicz, M.D., Richard S. Hudes, M.D. (Chair), Jeanette A. Linder, M.D., Ms. Doreen Williams, Dr. Mahadevappa Mahesh, Dr. David J. O'Neill, Gregory D. Smith, John S. Wojtowycz
The period for application for 2017 Board vacancies has closed. When vacancies exist, information about applying for membership on the Radiation Control Advisory Board may be found on the page RCAB vacancies.
While the Board determines the times and places of its meetings, meetings are normally held approximately three times per year, usually at MDE Headquarters. Currently scheduled meetings can be found on this page. Meeting agenda can be found here.
Michael D. Kurman, RHP/MDE, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore MD 21230, Michael.Kurman@maryland.gov, 410-537-3208, toll free in Maryland (800) 633-6101 ext. 3300 or fax 410-537-3198.
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