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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 481. Virginia Radiation Protection Regulations

12VAC5-481-1530. Notifications.

Article 4

A. In addition to the reporting requirements specified in 12VAC5-481-1110 and in Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter, each licensee or registrant shall provide a written report to the agency within 30 days of the occurrence of any of the following incidents involving radiographic equipment:

1. Unintentional disconnection of the source assembly from the control cable;

2. Inability to retract the source assembly to its fully shielded position and secure it in this position;

3. Failure of any component, which is critical to safe operation of the device, to properly perform its intended function; or

4. An indicator on a radiation machine fails to show that radiation is being produced, an exposure switch fails to terminate production of radiation when turned to the off position, or a safety interlock fails to terminate X-ray production.

B. The licensee or registrant shall include the following information in each report submitted under subsection A of this section, and in each report of overexposure submitted under 12VAC5-481-1110 that involves failure of safety components of radiography equipment:

1. Description of the equipment problem;

2. Cause of each incident, if known;

3. Name of the manufacturer and model number of equipment involved in the incident;

4. Place, date, and time of the incident;

5. Actions taken to establish normal operations;

6. Corrective actions taken or planned to prevent recurrence; and

7. Names and qualifications of personnel involved in the incident.

C. Any licensee or registrant conducting radiographic operations or storing sources of radiation at any location not listed on the license or registration for a period in excess of 180 days in a calendar year shall notify the agency prior to exceeding the 180 days.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 25, eff. September 20, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 24, eff. August 25, 2016.

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