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In addition to the requirements of part 4731.1020, a licensee must provide radiation safety instruction, initially and at least annually, to personnel caring for patients or human research subjects who are receiving brachytherapy and cannot be released under part 4731.4427. To satisfy this requirement, the instruction must be commensurate with the duties of the personnel and include:


the size and appearance of the brachytherapy source;


safe handling and shielding instructions;


patient or human research subject control;


visitor control, including:


routine visitation of hospitalized individuals according to part 4731.2090, subpart 1, item A; and


visitation authorized under part 4731.2090, subpart 3; and


notification of the radiation safety officer or the officer's designee and an authorized user if the patient or human research subject has a medical emergency or dies.


A licensee must retain a record of individuals receiving instruction according to part 4731.4510.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144.1202; 144.1203


29 SR 755

Published Electronically:

March 12, 2009

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