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

12VAC5-481-1880. Provision of mobile medical service.

A. The mobile medical service shall be licensed if the service receives, uses, or possesses radioactive material. The client of the mobile medical service shall be licensed if the client receives or possesses radioactive material to be used by a mobile medical service.

B. Licensees providing mobile medical service shall:

1. Obtain a letter signed by the management of each client for whom services are rendered that permits the use of radioactive material at the client's address and clearly delineates the authority and responsibility of the licensee and the client;

2. Inform the client's management who is on site at each client's address of use at the time that radioactive material is being administered;

3. Check instruments used to measure the activity of unsealed radioactive material for proper function before medical use at each client's address or on each day of use, whichever is more frequent. At a minimum, the check for proper function required by this subdivision shall include a constancy check;

4. Check survey instruments for proper operation with a dedicated check source before use at each client's address; and

5. Before leaving a client's address, survey all areas of use for dose rate and removable contamination to ensure compliance with the requirements in Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter.

C. A mobile medical service may not have radioactive material delivered from the manufacturer or the distributor to the client unless the client has a license allowing possession of the radioactive material. Radioactive material delivered to the client shall be received and handled in conformance with the client's license.

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 24, Issue 18, eff. June 12, 2008; Volume 32, Issue 24, eff. August 25, 2016.

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