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§ 30420. Radiation Protection Program.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 17. Public Health
Division 1. State Department of Health Services
Chapter 5. Sanitation (Environmental)
Subchapter 4.5. Radiologic Technology
Group 2. Training of Students of Radiologic Technology
Article 1. General (Refs & Annos)
17 CCR § 30420
§ 30420. Radiation Protection Program.
(a) Each approved school shall develop, document and implement a radiation protection program (RPP) commensurate with the scope and extent of the school's activities that will ensure compliance with subchapter 4.0 (commencing at section 30100) of this chapter. As part of the RPP, the school shall:
(1) Designate a faculty member as the school's radiation safety officer (RSO) and another faculty member to serve as the RSO's alternate. The program director shall document and maintain for Department inspection the acceptance by these designated persons to serve as RSO and alternate RSO. Qualifications of the RSO and alternate shall be documented and maintained for Department inspection. Responsibilities of the RSO shall be delineated by the school to include at least the following:
(A) Reviewing the RPP content and implementation annually;
(B) Ensuring the requirements of this section are met;
(C) Reviewing all personnel monitoring dosimetry reports within 10 days of receipt to ensure the occupational dose limits specified in Subpart C of Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 20 (10 CFR Part 20), incorporated by reference in section 30253, are not exceeded;
(D) Overseeing reporting of student accidents, incidents, or errors related to radiation safety;
(E) If the school possesses reportable sources of radiation, as defined in section 30100, ensuring compliance with the applicable requirements of subchapter 4.0 (commencing at section 30100) of this chapter for reportable sources of radiation;
(2) Monitor occupational radiation exposure to, and supply and require the use of personnel monitoring equipment, as defined in section 30100, by all students;
(3) Ensure personnel monitoring equipment that require processing to determine the radiation dose are processed and evaluated by a dosimetry processor that meets 10 CFR Part 20.1501(c) as incorporated by reference in section 30253;
(4) Investigate, perform an analysis, and take corrective action to prevent future occurrences of radiation exposure to a student exceeding any of the following:
(A) Occupational dose limits specified in 10 CFR Part 20, Subpart C, as incorporated by reference in section 30253; or
(B) Investigational levels established pursuant to subsection (a)(5);
(5) Establish investigational levels to monitor student radiation exposures that when exceeded, will initiate a review or investigation by the RSO. The methodology or reasons for the established levels and actions that will be taken by the RSO when the levels are exceeded shall be documented and maintained for inspection. The investigational levels and actions that will be taken by the RSO to maintain student exposure as low as reasonably achievable shall be documented and provided to students.
(6) Verify that each clinical site used by the school has an RPP as required by 10 CFR Part 20.1101, as incorporated by reference in section 30253;
(7) Establish and implement written policies and procedures pertaining to pregnancy status of students in accordance with 10 CFR Part 20.1208, as incorporated by reference in section 30253. Policies and procedures developed to comply with this provision shall:
(A) Be followed by the school;
(B) Be published and made known to accepted and enrolled students;
(C) Include a notice of voluntary disclosure; and
(D) Provide options for student continuance in the program; and
(8) Be subject to sections 30254, 30255(b)(4) through (b)(6), and 30295 and the applicable record keeping and reporting requirements of Subparts L and M of 10 CFR Part 20, as incorporated by reference in section 30253. The word “user” found in the aforementioned provisions, and defined in section 30100, shall be construed broadly to include an approved school. The report required pursuant to section 30255(b)(6) shall be provided to the student upon graduation, dismissal, suspension, or voluntary withdrawal from the program, or, if the final report has not been received by the date of that event, within 30 days after the student's report is received from the dosimetry processor.
(b) Documentation demonstrating compliance with this section shall be maintained for Department inspection.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 114870 and 131200, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 107045, 114870(d), 131050, 131051 and 131052, Health and Safety Code.
1. New Group 2 (Articles 1-7, Sections 30420-30436, not consecutive) filed 8-21-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 34). For prior history, see Registers 78, No. 10; 72, No. 32; 72, No. 26; 71, No. 25; 71, No. 17 and 71, No. 16.
2. Repealer and new section filed 10-11-2013; operative 10-11-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2013, No. 41).
3. Amendment of subsection (a)(4)(B) filed 6-7-2018; operative 10-1-2018 (Register 2018, No. 23).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
17 CCR § 30420, 17 CA ADC § 30420
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