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

12VAC5-481-1970. Safety precautions.

A. For each patient or human research subject who cannot be released under 12VAC5-481-1870, licensees shall:

1. Quarter the patient or the human research subject either in:

a. A private room with a private sanitary facility; or

b. A room, with a private sanitary facility, with another individual who also has received therapy with unsealed byproduct material and who also cannot be released under 12VAC5-481-1870;

2. Visibly post the patient's or the human research subject's room with a "Radioactive Materials" sign;

3. Note on the door or in the patient's or human research subject's chart where and how long visitors may stay in the patient's or human research subject's room; and

4. Either monitor material and items removed from the patient's or human research subject's room to determine that their radioactivity cannot be distinguished from the natural background radiation level with a radiation detection survey instrument set on its most sensitive scale and with no interposed shielding or handle the material and items as radioactive waste.

B. Licensees shall notify the RSO, or his designee, and an AU as soon as possible if the patient or human research subject has a medical emergency or dies.

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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