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    X-ray Safety

    X-ray safety requirements for all Ontario dentists

    The Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act (HARP), administered by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, was passed in 1980. This legislation specifies operator qualifications and technical performance standards for x-ray machines and outlines the procedures and tests that are deemed necessary and their frequency in order to ensure the highest possible level of patient and operator safety.