La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-744 - Brachytherapy Records

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

A. Brachytherapy Sources Inventory
1. A licensee shall maintain accountability at all times for all brachytherapy sources in storage or use.
2. As soon as possible after removing sources from a patient or a human research subject, the licensee shall return brachytherapy sources to an area of storage from the area of use, and immediately count or otherwise verify the number returned to ensure that all sources taken from the storage area have been returned.
3. A licensee shall maintain a record of brachytherapy source accountability required by Paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Section for three years.
a. For temporary implants, the record shall include:
i. the number and activity of sources removed from storage, the time and date they were removed from storage, the name of the individual who removed them from storage, and the location of use; and
ii. the number and activity of sources returned to storage, the time and date they were returned to storage, and the name of the individual who returned them to storage.
b. For permanent implants, the record shall include:
i. the number and activity of sources removed from storage, the date they were removed from storage, and the name of the individual who removed them from storage;
ii. the number and activity of sources not implanted, the date they were returned to storage, and the name of the individual who returned them to storage; and
iii. the number and activity of sources permanently implanted in the patient or human research subject.
B. Records of Calibration Measurements of Brachytherapy Sources
1. A licensee shall maintain a record of the calibrations of brachytherapy sources required by LAC 33:XV.719 for three years after the last use of the source.
2. The record shall include:
a. the date of the calibration;
b. the manufacturer's name, model number, and serial number for the source and the instruments used to calibrate the source;
c. the source output or activity;
d. the source positioning accuracy within the applicators; and
e. the signature of the authorized medical physicist.
C. Records of Decay of Strontium-90 Sources for Ophthalmic Treatments
1. A licensee shall maintain a record of the activity of a strontium-90 source required by LAC 33:XV.719 for the life of the source.
2. The record shall include:
a. the date and initial activity of the source as determined in accordance with LAC 33:XV.719; and
b. for each decay calculation, the date and the source activity as determined in accordance with LAC 33:XV.719.

Notes

La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-744
Promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Air Quality and Radiation Protection, Radiation Protection Division, LR 18:34 (January 1992), amended LR 24:2106 (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 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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