Arizona Administrative Code
Title 9 - HEALTH SERVICES
Chapter 7 - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES - RADIATION CONTROL
Article 4 - STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST IONIZING RADIATION
Section R9-7-445 - Notification of Incidents

Universal Citation: AZ Admin Code R 9-7-445

Current through Register Vol. 30, No. 12, March 22, 2024

A. Immediate notification: Each licensee or registrant shall immediately report to the Department, as specified in R9-7-448(C), any event involving a radiation source that may have caused or threatens to cause any of the following conditions:

1. An individual to receive:
a. A total effective dose equivalent of 0.25 Sv (25 rem) or more;

b. A lens dose equivalent of 0.75 Sv (75 rem) or more; or

c. A shallow-dose equivalent to the skin or extremities of 2.5 Gy (250 rads) or more; or

2. The release of radioactive material, inside or outside of a restricted area but not including a location where personnel are not normally stationed during routine operations, such as a hot-cell or process enclosure, so if an individual had been present for 24 hours, the individual could have received five times the annual limit on intake.

B. Twenty-four hour notification: Each licensee or registrant shall, within 24 hours of discovery of the event, report to the Department, as specified in R9-7-448(C), any event involving loss of control of a radiation source possessed by the licensee or registrant that may have caused, or threatens to cause, any of the following conditions:

1. An individual to receive, in a period of 24 hours:
a. A total effective dose equivalent exceeding 0.05 Sv (5 rem);

b. A lens dose equivalent exceeding 0.15 Sv (15 rem); or

c. A shallow-dose equivalent to the skin or extremities exceeding 0.5 Gy (50 rads); or

2. The release of radioactive material, inside or outside of a restricted area but not including a location where personnel are not normally stationed during routine operations, such as a hot-cell or process enclosure, so, if an individual had been present for 24 hours, the individual could have received an intake in excess of one occupational annual limit of intake.

C. A licensee or registrant shall prepare any report filed with the Department according to this Section so that names of individuals who have received exposure to radiation or radioactive material are stated in a separate and detachable part of the report.

D. If the Department does not respond to the initial telephone call made according to subsection (A) or (B) and R9-7-448(C), the licensee or registrant shall report to the Department of Public Safety and continue with reasonable efforts to contact the Department Duty Officer until contact is made.

E. The provisions of this Section do not apply to a dose that results from a planned special exposure, if the dose is within the limits for planned special exposures and reported according to R9-7-413(C).

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