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PDFWAC 246-240-219

Training for the parenteral administration of unsealed radioactive material requiring a written directive.

Except as provided in WAC 246-240-078, the licensee shall require an authorized user for the parenteral administration requiring a written directive, to be a physician who:
(1) Is an authorized user under WAC 246-240-210 for uses listed in WAC 246-240-210 (2)(b)(vii)(C) or (D), or equivalent agreement state or NRC requirements; or
(2) Is an authorized user under WAC 246-240-278 or 246-240-399, or equivalent agreement state or NRC requirements and who meets the requirements in subsection (4) of this section; or
(3) Is certified by a medical specialty board whose certification process has been recognized by the NRC or an agreement state under WAC 246-240-278 or 246-240-399, and who meets the requirements in subsection (4) of this section.
(4)(a) Has successfully completed eighty hours of classroom and laboratory training, applicable to parenteral administrations, for which a written directive is required, of any beta emitter or any photon-emitting radionuclide with a photon energy less than 150 keV, or parenteral administration of any other radionuclide for which a written directive is required. 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, 246-240-219, or equivalent agreement state or NRC requirements, in the parenteral administration, for which a written directive is required, of any beta emitter or any photon-emitting radionuclide with a photon energy less than 150 keV, or parenteral administration of any other radionuclide for which a written directive is required. A supervising authorized user who meets the requirements in WAC 246-240-210 must have experience in administering dosages as specified in WAC 246-240-210 (2)(b)(vii)(C) or (D). 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 unsealed 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 include at least three cases involving the parenteral administration, for which a written directive is required, of any beta emitter, or any photon-emitting radionuclide with a photon energy less than 150 keV or at least three cases involving the parenteral administration of any other radionuclide, for which a written directive is required; and
(5) Has obtained written attestation that the individual has satisfactorily completed the requirements in subsection (2) or (3) of this section, and has achieved a level of competency sufficient to function independently as an authorized user for the parenteral administration of unsealed radioactive material requiring a written directive. The written attestation must be signed by a preceptor authorized user who meets the requirements in WAC 246-240-078, 246-240-210, 246-240-219, or equivalent agreement state or NRC requirements. A preceptor authorized user, who meets the requirements in WAC 246-240-210, must have experience in administering dosages as specified in WAC 246-240-210 (2)(b)(vii)(C) or (D).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. WSR 13-11-021, § 246-240-219, filed 5/7/13, effective 6/7/13; WSR 11-03-068, § 246-240-219, filed 1/18/11, effective 2/18/11; WSR 07-14-131, § 246-240-219, filed 7/3/07, effective 8/3/07; WSR 06-05-019, § 246-240-219, filed 2/6/06, effective 3/9/06.]
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