Code of Practice for Radiation Protection in the Application of Ionizing Radiation by Chiropractors (2009) - Australian Government


You may need to comply with this code if you are a chiropractor and you intend to use ionizing radiation in chiropractic procedures.

This code applies to:

  • the ionizing radiation exposure of clients as part of their diagnosis
  • the occupational exposure of individuals
  • the exposure of members of the public.

The code sets out requirements to be met by chiropractors to achieve a satisfactory level of radiation protection, including justification, optimisation and dose limits. It also outlines requirements for the establishment of a Radiation Management Plan.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Regulatory Services

Licensing and Compliance

Contact details

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