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

12VAC5-481-2013. Safety instruction.

A. In addition to the requirements of 12VAC5-481-2270, licensees shall provide radiation safety instruction initially and at least annually, to personnel caring for patients or human research subjects who are receiving brachytherapy and cannot be released under 12VAC5-481-1870.

B. To satisfy this requirement, the instruction shall be commensurate with the duties of the personnel and include:

1. Size and appearance of the brachytherapy sources;

2. Safe handling and shielding instructions;

3. Patient or human research subject control;

4. Visitor control, including both:

a. Routine visitation of hospitalized individuals in accordance with 12VAC5-481-720 A 1; and

b. Visitation authorized in accordance with 12VAC5-481-720 C; and

5. Notification of the RSO, or his designee, and an AU if the patient or the human research subject has a medical emergency or dies. The licensee shall also notify the agency if it is possible that any individual could receive exposures in excess of regulatory limits as a result of the deceased's body.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 24, eff. August 25, 2016.

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