Arizona Administrative Code
Title 9 - HEALTH SERVICES
Chapter 7 - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES - RADIATION CONTROL
Article 9 - PARTICLE ACCELERATORS
Section R9-7-906 - Limitations

Universal Citation: AZ Admin Code R 9-7-906

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

A. A registrant shall not permit an individual to act as:

1. A particle accelerator operator of any type unless the individual:
a. Has received copies of and instruction in this Article and the registrant's operating and emergency procedures,

b. Demonstrates an understanding of the material, and

c. Has demonstrated competence in the use the particle accelerator, related equipment, and survey instruments that will be employed during the operation of the particle accelerator;

2. A medical particle accelerator operator unless the individual is certified as required in A.R.S. § 32-2811 or the operator meets the requirements in R9-7-603(B); or

3. An industrial particle accelerator operator unless the individual has been instructed in radiation safety.

B. A registrant shall provide either the Radiation Safety Committee or the Radiation Safety Officer with the authority to terminate operations at a particle accelerator facility if this is necessary to protect health and safety or property.

C. If equipment is capable of both stationary and moving beam therapy, the registrant shall ensure that:

1. Irradiation is not possible unless either stationary or moving beam therapy has been selected at the control panel,

2. An interlock is provided to ensure that the machine will operate only in the mode that has been selected,

3. An interlock is provided that terminates irradiation if the gantry fails to move properly during moving beam therapy,

4. A means is provided to prevent movement during stationary therapy, and

5. The mode of operation is displayed at the control panel.

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