La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-743 - Safety Precautions

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 3, March 20, 2022

A. For each patient or human research subject receiving implant therapy and not released from licensee control in accordance with LAC 33:XV.725, a licensee shall:
1. not quarter the patient or human research subject in the same room as an individual who is not receiving radiation therapy;
2. post the patient's or human research subject's door with a "Caution: Radioactive Materials" sign and note on the door or 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;
3. authorize visits by individuals under 18 years of age only on a case-by-case basis with the approval of the authorized user after consultation with the radiation safety officer; and
4. promptly after implanting the sources, survey the dose rates in contiguous restricted and unrestricted areas with a radiation measurement survey instrument to demonstrate compliance with LAC 33:XV.415.A and retain for two years a record of each survey that includes the time and date of the survey, a sketch of the area or list of points surveyed, the measured dose rate at several points expressed in milliroentgens per hour, the instrument used to make the survey, and the initials of the individual who made the survey.
B. A licensee shall have applicable emergency response equipment available near each treatment room to respond to a source:
1. dislodged from the patient; and
2. lodged within the patient following removal of the source applicators.
C. A licensee shall notify the radiation safety officer, or his or her designee, and an authorized user immediately if the patient or human research subject dies or has a medical emergency.

Notes

La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-743
Promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Air Quality and Radiation Protection, Radiation Protection Division, LR 18:34 (January 1992), amended LR 24:2105 (November 1998), amended by the Office of Environmental Assessment, Environmental Planning Division, LR 30:1179 (June 2004), amended by the Office of the Secretary, Legal Affairs Division, LR 32:814 (May 2006), Amended by the Office of the Secretary, Legal Affairs and Criminal Investigations Division, LR 471858 (12/1/2021).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 30:2001 et seq. and 2104.B.

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