Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64E-5.653 - Training for Ophthalmic Use of Strontium 90

Except as provided in Rule 64E-5.657, F.A.C., the licensee shall require the authorized user of only strontium 90 for ophthalmic radiotherapy to:

(1) Be authorized user under Rule 64E-5.652, F.A.C., NRC or equivalent Agreement State requirements; or
(a) Have completed 24 hours of classroom and laboratory training applicable to the medical use of strontium-90 for ophthalmic radiotherapy. The training must include the following:
1. Radiation physics and instrumentation:
2. Radiation protection;
3. Mathematics pertaining to the use and measurement of radioactivity; and
4. Radiation biology; and
(b) Have supervised clinical training in ophthalmic radiotherapy under the supervision of an authorized user at a medical institution, clinic, or private practice that includes the use of strontium-90 for the ophthalmic treatment of five individuals. This supervised clinical training must involve the following:
1. Examination of each individual to be treated;
2. Calculation of the dose to be administered;
3. Administration of the dose; and
4. Follow-up and review of each individual's case history; and
(c) Have obtained written attestation, signed by a preceptor authorized user or a residency program director who represents a consensus of residency program faculties (as long as at least one member of the residency program faculty is an authorized individual in the same category designated by the applicant seeking authorized status) who meets the requirements in Rule 64E-5.657, 64E-5.652 or 64E-5.653, F.A.C., NRC or equivalent Agreement State requirements, that the individual has satisfactorily completed the requirements in paragraphs 64E-5.653(2)(a) and 64E-5.653(2)(b), F.A.C., of this section and have demonstrated the ability to function independently as an authorized user to fulfill the radiation safety related duties for a medical use licenseeauthorized for strontium-90 for ophthalmic use.


Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64E-5.653

Rulemaking Authority 404.022, 404.051, 404.061, 404.071, 404.081, 404.141 FS. Law Implemented 404.022, 404.051(1), (4), (5), (6), (8), (9), (10), (11), 404.061(2), (3), 404.071(1), 404.081, 404.141 FS.

New 8-25-91, Formerly 10D-91.773, Amended 2-11-10, 12-26-13.

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