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PDFWAC 246-240-216

Training for the oral administration of sodium iodide I-131 requiring a written directive in quantities greater than 1.22 gigabecquerels (33 millicuries).

Except as provided in WAC 246-240-078, the licensee shall require an authorized user for the oral administration of sodium iodide I-131 requiring a written directive in quantities greater than 1.22 gigabecquerels (33 millicuries), to be a physician who:
(1) Is certified by a medical specialty board whose certification process includes all of the requirements in subsection (3) of this section and whose certification has been recognized by the department, NRC or an agreement state. (Specialty boards whose certification process has been recognized by NRC or an agreement state will be posted on NRC's web page at http://www.nrc.gov/materials/miau/med-use-toolkit/spec-board-cert.html.); or
(2) Is an authorized user under WAC 246-240-210 for uses listed in WAC 246-240-210 (2)(b)(vii)(B), or equivalent agreement state or NRC requirements; or
(3)(a) Has successfully completed eighty hours of classroom and laboratory training, applicable to the medical use of sodium iodide I-131 for procedures requiring a written directive. The training must include:
(i) Radiation physics and instrumentation;
(ii) Radiation protection;
(iii) Mathematics pertaining to the use and measurement of radioactivity;
(iv) Chemistry of radioactive material for medical use; and
(v) Radiation biology; and
(b) Has work experience, under the supervision of an authorized user who meets the requirements in WAC 246-240-078, 246-240-210, 246-240-216, or equivalent agreement state or NRC requirements. A supervising authorized user, who meets the requirements in WAC 246-240-210(2), must also have experience in administering dosages as specified in WAC 246-240-210 (2)(b)(vii)(B).
The work experience must involve:
(i) Ordering, receiving, and unpacking radioactive materials safely and performing the related radiation surveys;
(ii) Performing quality control procedures on instruments used to determine the activity of dosages and performing checks for proper operation of survey meters;
(iii) Calculating, measuring, and safely preparing patient or human research subject dosages;
(iv) Using administrative controls to prevent a medical event involving the use of radioactive material;
(v) Using procedures to contain spilled radioactive material safely and using proper decontamination procedures; and
(vi) Administering dosages to patients or human research subjects, that includes at least three cases involving the oral administration of greater than 1.22 gigabecquerels (33 millicuries) of sodium iodide I-131; and
(c) Has obtained written attestation that the individual has satisfactorily completed the requirements in (a) and (b) of this subsection and has achieved a level of competency sufficient to function independently as an authorized user for medical uses authorized under WAC 246-240-201. The written attestation must be signed by a preceptor authorized user who meets the requirements in WAC 246-240-078, 246-240-210, 246-240-216, or equivalent agreement state or NRC requirements. A preceptor authorized user, who meets the requirements in WAC 246-240-210(2), must have experience in administering dosages as specified in WAC 246-240-210 (2)(b)(vii)(B).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. WSR 13-11-021, § 246-240-216, filed 5/7/13, effective 6/7/13; WSR 11-03-068, § 246-240-216, filed 1/18/11, effective 2/18/11; WSR 07-14-131, § 246-240-216, filed 7/3/07, effective 8/3/07; WSR 06-05-019, § 246-240-216, filed 2/6/06, effective 3/9/06.]
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