Code of Practice for Radiation Protection in the Medical Applications of Ionizing Radiation (2008) - Australian Government

Description

You will be required to comply with this code if you are involved in the ionizing radiation exposures in medicine. Such exposures include:

  • the exposure of patients as part of their medical diagnosis or treatment
  • the exposure of individuals as part of health screening programs
  • the exposure of individuals participating in research programs
  • the exposure of individuals as part of medico-legal procedures
  • the occupational exposure of individuals
  • the exposure of cares
  • the exposure of members of the public arising from medical radiation-producing equipment and radioactive sources.

The code sets out the minimum requirements to protect patients from harm from the use of ionizing radiation in medical applications.

The code establishes the responsibilities of:

  • the responsible person, who may be a natural or legal person, and bears ultimate responsibility
  • the chiropractor, who justifies, optimises and authorises the exposure
  • the operator, who radiographs the client.

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

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 AG

Regulation(s) name

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999 AG

Administering agency

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Regulatory Services

Licensing and Compliance

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Regulatory Services

Licensing and Compliance

Regulatory Services

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Mailing address: PO BOX 655
Miranda, New South Wales 1490
Phone: 02 9541 8330
Email: licenceadmin@arpansa.gov.au