§ 129.23. Radiation safety committee.

 (a)  A radiation safety committee shall be established in hospitals providing nuclear medicine services. At least one member of this committee shall be a physician experienced in the safe handling of radioisotopes, in the measurement of radioactivity, and in determining radioisotope dosage for various patient studies and treatments. Representatives of various fields of specialization should be included on the committee, as determined by the nature of the program conducted in the hospital.

 (b)  The radiation safety committee shall be responsible for all of the following:

   (1)  Reviewing all proposals for diagnostic and therapeutic uses for radionuclides.

   (2)  Recommending to the medical staff medical practitioners having suitable training and experience to perform nuclear medicine procedures.

   (3)  Developing rules governing the use, removal, handling and storage of radioactive materials used in nuclear medicine procedures.

   (4)  Recommending corrective and appropriate disciplinary action where there is a failure to observe safety rules and procedures.

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