Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
When a patient or film must be provided
with auxiliary support during a radiation exposure:
Mechanical holding devices shall be
provided and used when the technique permits. The safety rules, required by OAR
shall list individual projections where holding devices cannot be used.
Written safety procedures, as
required by OAR
shall indicate the requirements for selecting a holder and the procedure the
holder shall follow.
holder shall be protected, as required by OAR
(2) No individual shall
be used routinely to hold film or patients.
(3) Occupationally exposed personnel are
prohibited from holding human patients during radiographic examination.
(4) The Authority may require a
separate record to be maintained which would include the name of the human
holder, date of the examination, number of exposures and technique factor used
for the exposure(s).
(5) In those
cases where the patient must hold the film, except during intraoral
examinations, any portion of the body other than the area of clinical interest
exposed to the useful beam shall be protected by not less than 0.5 mm lead
of patients shall be permitted only when it is otherwise impossible to obtain
the necessary radiograph.
Individuals stressing joints shall be exempt from section (3) of this rule.
Or. Admin. R.
HD 4-1985, f. & ef.
3-20-85; HD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-91; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef.
6-16-06; PH 14-2008, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-08;
32-2014, f. 12-22-14, cert. ef.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 -