Portable X-ray


Jack Plagge, Manager
Hospital & Outpatient Services Unit

Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
2727 Mahan Drive, Mail Stop #31
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Telephone: (850) 412-4549
Florida Relay Service(TDD): (800) 955-8771
Email: hospitals@ahca.myflorida.com

Diagnostic x-ray tests are provided to patients in a place of residence such as their own home, a nursing home, or hospital. Portable x-ray services must be ordered by and provided under the supervision of a physician.






View the memorandum regarding the CMS initial survey priority for portable x-ray suppliers. [326KB, PDF]

License/Certification Requirements

An occupational license is required for the business and professional licenses for the radiologic technologist and the physician. In addition, some providers of diagnostic imaging services may require licensure as a "health care clinic". Information on licensure as a health care clinic can be obtained from the Agency's Health Care Clinic webpage.

An application for Medicare certification includes submission of a completed application, required documentation, and successful completion of a survey.


Unless required by the “Health Care Clinic Act,” there are no state licensing requirements imposed by the Agency. The Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control regulates x-ray equipment.