Code of Practice and Safety Guide for Radiation Protection in Veterinary Medicine (2009) - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this code if you:

  • Manage a veterinary practice
  • Are the operator who exposes an animal to radiation

        or

  • Are a veterinary surgeon who is responsible for justifying and prescribing a veterinary radiation procedure.

The code provides a system for the safe use of veterinary radiation equipment and radioactive sources. The Safety Guide within the code also covers the use of radiation in veterinary medicine and informs best practice in each application of ionizing radiation. Consequently, it provides useful radiation protection information to the veterinary community.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Regulatory Services
Licensing and Compliance

Act(s) name

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Regulatory Services
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Regulatory Services
Licensing and Compliance


Mailing address:
PO BOX 655
Miranda, New South Wales 1490

Phone:

02 95418330
licenceadmin@arpansa.gov.au

Supporting information

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