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Radiation Protection Series No. 14
Code of Practice for Radiation Protection in the Medical Applications of Ionizing Radiation (2008)
The Code establishes requirements for the use of ionizing radiation in medicine for inclusion in the National Directory for Radiation Protection and adoption by Australian jurisdictions. The Code is a regulatory document that covers the practices of radiotherapy, diagnostic and interventional radiology and nuclear medicine. Safety Guides relating to Radiation Protection in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy have also been published.
Removal of Annex 2
In January 2015, Annex 2 - Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation and Standards for Control of Exposure, was removed from the electronic edition of RPS 14. For information on the health effects of ionising radiation, refer to RPS F-1 Fundamentals for Protection Against Ionising Radiation (2014).
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Code of Practice for Radiation Protection in the Medical Applications of Ionizing Radiation (2008) (PDF 337k) (Annex 2 removed January 2015)
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Public Consultation Documents
The Draft Code was first released for industry consultation in May 2007, then for broader public consultation in August 2007. The second consultation period included the draft Regulatory Impact Statement, and three draft Safety Guides: Radiation Protection in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology; Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy. During the consultation period ARPANSA held a National Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine. Many submissions from the public consultation incorporated comments on all documents, while others specifically related to the Safety Guides. Comments and responses on each of the Safety Guides will be published in conjunction with the final documents. As a result, the Summary of Submissions and Responses documents below only include submissions on the Code and Regulatory Impact Statement.
Public Consultation Draft - Regulatory Impact Statement (PDF 153k) - (October 2007)
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