12VAC5-481-2019. Training for Ophthalmic Use of Strontium-90.
Except as provided in 12VAC5-481-1780, licensees shall require the AU of strontium-90 for ophthalmic radiotherapy to be a physician:
1. Who is an authorized user (AU) under 12VAC5-481-2018 or equivalent NRC or other agreement state requirements; or
2. Who has:
a. Completed 24 hours of classroom and laboratory training applicable to the medical use of strontium-90 for ophthalmic radiotherapy. The training shall include:
(1) Radiation physics and instrumentation;
(2) Radiation protection;
(3) Mathematics pertaining to the use and measurement of radioactivity; and
(4) Radiation biology; and
b. Clinical training in ophthalmic radiotherapy under the supervision of an authorized user at a medical institution, clinic, or private practice that includes the use of strontium-90 for the ophthalmic treatment of five individuals. This supervised clinical training shall involve:
(1) Examination of each individual to be treated;
(2) Calculation of the dose to be administered;
(3) Administration of the dose; and
(4) Follow up and review of each individual's case history; and
c. Obtained written attestation, signed by a preceptor AU who meets the requirements in 12VAC5-481-1780, 12VAC5-481-2018, this section, or equivalent NRC or other agreement state requirements, that the individual has satisfactorily completed the requirements in this subdivision 2 and has achieved a level of competency sufficient to function independently as an AU of strontium-90 for ophthalmic use.
§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.
Derived from Volume 32, Issue 24, eff. August 25, 2016.
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