N.J. Admin. Code § 7:28-16.10 - Operating procedures

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) All persons who operate or permit the operation of dental radiographic equipment shall comply with following operating procedures:
1. No individual other than the patient being x-rayed shall be in the path of the useful beam;
2. During each exposure the operator shall stand at least 1.83 meters (six feet) from the patient or behind a protective barrier;
3. The film shall not be held by the dentist, the operator, or the assistant during any radiographic exposure;
4. The diagnostic type protective tube housing and the cone shall not be hand held during exposures;
5. Fluoroscopy shall not be used in dental examinations; and
6. The registrant shall provide personnel monitoring equipment to and require that it be worn by each individual who enters a controlled area and receives or is likely to receive a dose in excess of 25 millirems in any period of seven consecutive days.
i. Each personnel monitoring device shall be assigned to and worn by only one person.
ii. Records of radiation exposure derived from the personnel monitoring device shall be kept in accordance with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 7:28-8.
iii. The registrant shall keep the personnel monitoring records at the facility. These records shall be kept in accordance with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 7:28-8. These records or true copy of same shall be produced for review by the Department during an inspection, and shall be submitted to the Department upon request.
iv. The personnel monitoring records shall be available to the employees.

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N.J. Admin. Code § 7:28-16.10

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