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Virginia Administrative Code
8/9/2022

Article 2. Registration Procedures

12VAC5-481-2150. Registration requirements.

Article 2
Registration Procedures

No person shall receive, possess, use, transfer, own, or acquire a particle accelerator except as authorized in a registration issued pursuant to Part II (12VAC5-481-260 et seq.) or III (12VAC5-481-380 et seq.) of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

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

12VAC5-481-2160. General requirements for the issuance of a registration for particle accelerators.

In addition to the requirements of Part II (12VAC5-481-260 et seq.) or III (12VAC5-481-380 et seq.) of this chapter, a registration application for use of a particle accelerator will be approved only if the agency determines that:

1. The applicant is qualified by reason of training and experience to use the accelerator in question for the purpose requested in accordance with this part and Parts IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) and X (12VAC5-481-2250 et seq.) of this chapter in such a manner as to minimize danger to public health and safety or property;

2. The applicant's proposed or existing equipment, facilities, and operating and emergency procedures are adequate to protect health and minimize danger to public health and safety or property;

3. The issuance of the registration will not be inimical to the health and safety of the public, and the applicant satisfies any applicable special requirement in 12VAC5-481-2170;

4. The applicant has appointed a radiation safety officer;

5. The applicant and the applicant's staff have substantial experience in the use of particle accelerators and training sufficient for application to its intended uses;

6. The applicant has established a radiation safety committee to approve, in advance, proposals for uses of particle accelerators, whenever deemed necessary by the agency; and

7. The applicant has an adequate training program for operators of particle accelerators.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

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

12VAC5-481-2170. Human use of particle accelerators.

In addition to the requirements of Part II (12VAC5-481-260 et seq.) of this chapter, a registration for use of a particle accelerator in the healing arts will be issued only if:

1. The applicant has appointed a medical committee of at least three members to evaluate all proposals for research, diagnostic, and therapeutic use of a particle accelerator whenever deemed necessary by the agency. Membership of the committee should include physicians expert in internal medicine, hematology, therapeutic radiology, and a person experienced in depth dose calculations and protection against radiation;

2. The individuals designated on the application as the users have substantial training and experience in deep therapy techniques or in the use of particle accelerators to treat humans; and

3. The individual designated on the application as the user is a physician.

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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