Radiation Protection Series No. 19
Code of Practice for Radiation Protection in the Application of Ionizing Radiation by Chiropractors (2009)
This Code of Practice is a regulatory document and covers radiation protection in the application of ionizing radiation by chiropractors. It establishes the regulatory requirements for the application of ionizing radiation in chiropractic procedures for inclusion in the National Directory for Radiation Protection and adoption by Australian jurisdictions.
The Safety Guide for Radiation Protection in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (RPS 14.1), whilst designed as a supplement to the Code of Practice for Radiation Protection in the Medical Applications of Ionizing Radiation (RPS 14) should also assist in providing practical means to meet the mandatory requirements of this Code.
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 19. 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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Updated to include errate issued 3 May 2010 and removal of Annex 2 January 2015:
Errata - Radiation Protection Series 19 - Code of Practice - Radiation protection in the application of ionizing radiation by chiropractors
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