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

12VAC5-481-2014. Safety precautions.

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

1. Not quarter the patient or human research subject in the same room as an individual who is not receiving brachytherapy;

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

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.

B. Licensees shall have applicable emergency response equipment available near each treatment room to respond to a source that becomes:

1. Dislodged from the patient; and

2. Lodged within the patient following removal of the source applicators.

C. 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 32, Issue 24, eff. August 25, 2016.

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