Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-20-07-.60 - TRAINING FOR OPHTHALMIC USE OF STRONTIUM-90

(1) Except as provided in Rule 0400-20-07-.26, a licensee shall require the authorized user of strontium-90 for ophthalmic uses authorized under Rule 0400-20-07-.51 to be a physician who:
(a) Is an authorized user under Rule 0400-20-07-.59 or equivalent Agreement State or U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements; or
1. Has completed 24 hours of classroom and laboratory training applicable to the medical use of strontium-90 for ophthalmic radiotherapy. The training must include:
(i) Radiation physics and instrumentation;
(ii) Radiation protection; .
(iii) Mathematics pertaining to the use and measurement of radioactivity; and
(iv) Radiation biology; and
2. Supervised clinical training in ophthalmic radiotherapy under the supervision of an authorized user at a medical institution, clinic, or private practice that includes the use of strontium-90 for the ophthalmic treatment of 5 individuals. This supervised clinical training must involve:
(i) Examination of each individual to be treated;
(ii) Calculation of the dose to be administered;
(iii) Administration of the dose; and
(iv) Follow up and review of each individual's case history; and
3. Has obtained written attestation, signed by a preceptor authorized user who meets the requirements in Rule 0400-20-07-.26, 0400-20-07-.59, this rule, or equivalent Agreement State or U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements, that the individual has satisfactorily completed the requirements in subparagraph (b) of this paragraph and has achieved a level of competency sufficient to function independently as an authorized user of strontium-90 for ophthalmic use.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-20-07-.60
Original rule filed February 22, 2012; effective May 22, 2012.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 68-202-101 et seq., 68-202-201 et seq. and 4-5-201 et seq.

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