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Chapter 246-240 WAC

Last Update: 4/7/14

RADIATION PROTECTION—MEDICAL USE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

WAC Sections

Purpose and scope.
Other federal and state requirements.
Provisions for the protection of human research subjects.
Definitions, abbreviations, and acronyms.
Maintenance of records.
License required.
Application for license, amendment, or renewal.
License amendments.
Notifications.
Exemptions regarding Type A specific licenses of broad scope.
License issuance and specific exemptions.
Authority and responsibilities for the radiation protection program.
Radiation protection program changes.
Supervision.
Written directives.
Procedures for administrations requiring a written directive.
Suppliers for sealed sources or devices for medical use.
Training for radiation safety officer.
Training for an authorized medical physicist.
Training for an authorized nuclear pharmacist.
Training for experienced radiation safety officer, teletherapy or medical physicist, authorized user, and nuclear pharmacist.
Recentness of training.
Possession, use, and calibration of instruments used to measure the activity of unsealed radioactive material.
Calibration of survey instruments.
Determination of dosages of unsealed radioactive material for medical use.
Authorization for calibration, transmission, and reference sources.
Requirements for possession of sealed sources and brachytherapy sources.
Labeling of vials and syringes.
Surveys of ambient radiation exposure rate.
Release of individuals containing unsealed radioactive material or implants containing radioactive material.
Provision of mobile medical service.
Decay-in-storage.
Use of unsealed radioactive material for uptake, dilution, and excretion studies for which a written directive is not required.
Training for uptake, dilution, and excretion studies.
Use of unsealed radioactive material for imaging and localization studies for which a written directive is not required.
Permissible molybdenum-99 concentration.
Training for imaging and localization studies.
Use of unsealed radioactive material for which a written directive is required.
Safety instruction.
Safety precautions.
Training for use of unsealed radioactive material for which a written directive is required.
Training for the oral administration of sodium iodide I-131 requiring a written directive in quantities less than or equal to 1.22 gigabecquerels (33 millicuries).
Training for the oral administration of sodium iodide I-131 requiring a written directive in quantities greater than 1.22 gigabecquerels (33 millicuries).
Training for the parenteral administration of unsealed radioactive material requiring a written directive.
Use of sources for manual brachytherapy.
Surveys after source implant and removal.
Brachytherapy source accountability.
Safety instruction.
Safety precautions.
Calibration measurements of brachytherapy sources.
Decay of strontium-90 sources for ophthalmic treatments.
Therapy-related computer systems.
Training for use of manual brachytherapy sources.
Training for ophthalmic use of strontium-90.
Use of sealed sources for diagnosis.
Training for use of sealed sources for diagnosis.
Use of a sealed source in a remote afterloader unit, teletherapy unit, or gamma stereotactic radiosurgery unit.
Surveys of patients and human research subjects treated with a remote afterloader unit.
Installation, maintenance, adjustment, and repair.
Safety procedures and instructions for remote afterloader units, teletherapy units, and gamma stereotactic radiosurgery units.
Safety precautions for remote afterloader units, teletherapy units, and gamma stereotactic radiosurgery units.
Dosimetry equipment.
Full calibration measurements on teletherapy units.
Full calibration measurements on remote afterloader units.
Full calibration measurements on gamma stereotactic radiosurgery units.
Periodic spot-checks for teletherapy units.
Periodic spot-checks for remote afterloader units.
Periodic spot-checks for gamma stereotactic radiosurgery units.
Additional technical requirements for mobile remote afterloader units.
Radiation surveys.
Five-year inspection for teletherapy and gamma stereotactic radiosurgery units.
Therapy-related computer systems.
Training for use of remote afterloader units, teletherapy units, and gamma stereotactic radiosurgery units.
Other medical uses of radioactive material or radiation from radioactive material.
Records of authority and responsibilities for radiation protection programs.
Records of radiation protection program changes.
Records of written directives.
Records for procedures for administrations requiring a written directive.
Records of calibrations of instruments used to measure the activity of unsealed radioactive material.
Records of radiation survey instrument calibrations.
Records of dosages of unsealed radioactive material for medical use.
Records of leak tests and inventory of sealed sources and brachytherapy sources.
Records of surveys for ambient radiation exposure rate.
Records of the release of individuals containing unsealed radioactive material or implants containing radioactive material.
Records of mobile medical services.
Records of decay-in-storage.
Records of molybdenum-99, strontium-82, and strontium-85 concentrations.
Records of safety instruction.
Records of surveys after source implant and removal.
Records of brachytherapy source accountability.
Records of calibration measurements of brachytherapy sources.
Records of decay of strontium-90 sources for ophthalmic treatments.
Records of installation, maintenance, adjustment, and repair of remote afterloader units, teletherapy units, and gamma stereotactic radiosurgery units.
Records of safety procedures.
Records of dosimetry equipment used with remote afterloader units, teletherapy units, and gamma stereotactic radiosurgery units.
Records of teletherapy, remote afterloader, and gamma stereotactic radiosurgery full calibrations.
Records of periodic spot-checks for teletherapy units.
Records of periodic spot-checks for remote afterloader units.
Records of periodic spot-checks for gamma stereotactic radiosurgery units.
Records of additional technical requirements for mobile remote afterloader units.
Records of surveys of therapeutic treatment units.
Records of five-year inspection for teletherapy and gamma stereotactic radiosurgery units.
Report and notification of a medical event.
Report and notification of a dose to an embryo/fetus or a nursing child.
Report of a leaking source.