La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-753 - Radiation Monitoring Device

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

A. A licensee shall have in each teletherapy room a permanent radiation monitor capable of continuously monitoring beam status.
B. Each radiation monitor shall be capable of providing visible notice of a teletherapy unit malfunction that results in an exposed or partially exposed source. The visible indicator of high radiation levels shall be observable by an individual entering the teletherapy room.
C. Each radiation monitor shall be equipped with a backup power supply separate from the power supply to the teletherapy unit. This backup power supply may be a battery system.
D. A radiation monitor shall be checked with a dedicated check source for proper operation each day before the teletherapy unit is used for treatment of patients or human research subjects.
E. A licensee shall maintain a record of the check required by LAC 33:XV.753.D for two years. The record shall include the date of the check, notation that the monitor indicates when the source is exposed, and the initials of the individual who performed the check.
F. If a radiation monitor is inoperable, the licensee shall require any individual entering the teletherapy room to use a survey instrument or audible alarm personal dosimeter to monitor for any malfunction of the source exposure mechanism. The instrument or dosimeter shall be checked with a dedicated check source for proper operation at the beginning of each day of use. The licensee shall keep a record as described in LAC 33:XV.753.E.
G. A licensee shall promptly repair or replace the radiation monitor if it is inoperable.

Notes

La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-753
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).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 30:2001 et seq.

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