Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
11/29/2022

Article 1. General Provisions

12VAC5-481-600. Purpose.

Article 1
General Provisions

A. Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter establishes standards for protection against ionizing radiation resulting from activities conducted pursuant to licenses or registrations issued by the agency. These regulations are issued pursuant to the Act, as amended.

B. The requirements of Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter are designed to control the receipt, possession, use, transfer, and disposal of sources of radiation by any licensee or registrant so the total dose to an individual, including doses resulting from all sources of radiation other than background radiation, does not exceed the standards for protection against radiation prescribed in Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter. However, nothing in Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter shall be construed as limiting actions that may be necessary to protect health and safety in an emergency.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 25, eff. September 20, 2006.

12VAC5-481-610. Scope.

Except as specifically provided in other parts of these regulations, Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter applies to persons licensed or registered by the agency to receive, possess, use, transfer, or dispose of sources of radiation. The limits in Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter do not apply to doses due to background radiation, to exposure of patients to radiation for the purpose of medical diagnosis or therapy, or to voluntary participation in medical research programs.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 25, eff. September 20, 2006.

12VAC5-481-620. Implementation.

A. Any existing license or registration condition that is more restrictive than Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter remains in force until there is an amendment or renewal of the license or registration.

B. If a license or registration condition exempts a licensee or registrant from a provision of Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter in effect on or before September 20, 2006, it also exempts the licensee or registrant from the corresponding provision of Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter.

C. If a license or registration condition cites provisions of Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter in effect prior to September 20, 2006, which do not correspond to any provisions of Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter, the license or registration condition remains in force until there is an amendment or renewal of the license or registration that modifies or removes this condition.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 25, eff. September 20, 2006.

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