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

12VAC5-481-1653. Hand-held radiographic units.

In addition to the applicable provisions found elsewhere in this chapter, the following provisions apply to a hand-held radiographic unit.

1. A hand-held radiograph unit shall be:

a. Certified by the manufacturer pursuant to 21 CFR Part 803, Medical Device Reporting of the Federal Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997; 21 USC Chapter 9, Subchapter V, Part C – Electronic Product Radiation Control (EPRC) (§ 360hh et seq.) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; and 21 CFR 1020.30, Diagnostic x-ray systems and their major components.

b. Registered with the agency in accordance with applicable parts of this chapter.

c. Maintained and operated in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.

2. For all uses:

a. Operators of a hand-held radiographic unit shall be specifically trained to operate such equipment.

b. When operating a hand-held radiographic unit, operators shall wear dosimetry unless otherwise authorized by the agency.

c. A hand-held radiographic unit shall have the backscatter radiation shield in place to protect the operator during operation.

d. The operator shall ensure there are no bystanders within a radius of at least six feet from the patient being examined with a hand-held radiograph unit.

e. A hand-held radiographic unit shall not be used in hallways or waiting rooms.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 24, eff. August 27, 2015.

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