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PDFWAC 246-240-063

Procedures for administrations requiring a written directive.

(1) For any administration requiring a written directive, the licensee shall develop, implement, and maintain written procedures to provide high confidence that:
(a) The patient's or human research subject's identity is verified before each administration; and
(b) Each administration is in accordance with the written directive.
(2) At a minimum, the procedures required by subsection (1) of this section must address the following items that are applicable to the licensee's use of radioactive material:
(a) Verifying the identity of the patient or human research subject;
(b) Verifying that the administration is in accordance with the treatment plan, if applicable, and the written directive;
(c) Checking both manual and computer-generated dose calculations;
(d) Verifying that any computer-generated dose calculations are correctly transferred into the consoles of therapeutic medical units authorized by WAC 246-240-351 or 246-240-501;
(e) Determining if a medical event, as defined in WAC 246-240-651, has occurred; and
(f) Determining, for permanent implant brachytherapy, within 60 calendar days from the date the implant was performed, the total source strength administered outside of the treatment site compared to the total source strength documented in the post-implantation portion of the written directive, unless a written justification of patient unavailability is documented.
(3) A licensee shall retain a copy of the procedures required under subsection (1) of this section in accordance with WAC 246-240-560.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70A.388.040 and 70A.388.110. WSR 22-19-084, § 246-240-063, filed 9/20/22, effective 10/21/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. WSR 06-05-019, § 246-240-063, filed 2/6/06, effective 3/9/06.]
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