10A NCAC 13B .4805      SAFETY

(a)  The facility shall require that all imaging equipment is operated under the supervision of a physician and by qualified personnel.

(b)  The facility shall require that proper caution is exercised to protect all persons from exposure to radiation.

(c)  Safety inspections of the imaging department, including equipment, shall be conducted by the North Carolina Division of Environmental Health, Radiation Protection Services Section.  Copies of the report shall be available for review by the Division.

(d)  The governing authority shall appoint a radiation safety committee.  The committee shall include but is not limited to:

(1)           a physician experienced in the handling of radio-active isotopes and their therapeutic use; and

(2)           other representatives of the medical staff.

(e)  All radio-active isotopes, whether for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes shall be received, handled, and disposed of in accordance with the requirements of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Health, Radiation Protection Services Section.  Copies of regulations are available from the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Radiation Protection, 3825 Barrett Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609 at a cost of six dollars ($6.00) each.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79;

Eff. January 1, 1996.