TITLE 32: ENERGY
CHAPTER II: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
SUBCHAPTER b: RADIATION PROTECTION
PART 335 MEDICAL USE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL
SECTION 335.9030 TRAINING FOR UPTAKE, DILUTION OR EXCRETION STUDIES


 

Section 335.9030  Training for Uptake, Dilution or Excretion Studies

 

Except as provided in Section 335.9160, a licensee shall require the authorized user of unsealed radioactive material for the uses authorized under Section 335.3010 not requiring a written directive to be a physician who:

 

a)         Is certified by a medical specialty board whose certification process has been recognized by the Agency, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission or an Agreement State and who has obtained the attestation required by subsection (d) of this Section.  To be recognized, a specialty board shall require all candidates for certification to meet the following requirements:

 

1)         Complete 60 hours of training and experience in basic radionuclide handling techniques and radiation safety applicable to the medical use of unsealed radioactive material for uptake, dilution and excretion studies as described in subsections (c)(1) and (2) of this Section; and

 

2)         Pass an examination administered by diplomate of the specialty board, that evaluates knowledge and competence in radiation safety, radionuclide handling and quality control; or

 

b)         Is an authorized user who meets the requirements of Section 335.9040 or 335.9050 or equivalent U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission or Agreement State requirements; or

 

c)         Has obtained the attestation described in subsection (d) of this Section and has completed a structured educational program consisting of:

 

1)         60 hours of training and experience, including a minimum of 8 hours of classroom and laboratory training, in basic radionuclide handling techniques applicable to the medical use of unsealed radioactive material for uptake, dilution and excretion studies.  The classroom and laboratory training shall include, at a minimum:  

 

A)        Radiation physics and instrumentation;

 

B)        Radiation protection;

 

C)        Mathematics pertaining to the use and measurement of radioactivity;

 

D)        Chemistry of radioactive material for medical use;

 

E)        Radiation biology; and

 

2)         Work experience under the supervision of an authorized user who meets the requirements in this Section, Section 335.9040, 335.9050 or 335.9160, or equivalent U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission or Agreement State requirements involving :

 

A)        Ordering, receiving, and unpacking radioactive materials safely and performing the related radiation monitoring;

 

B)        Performing quality control procedures on instruments used to determine the activity of dosages and performing checks for proper operation of survey instruments;

 

C)        Calculating, measuring and safely preparing patient or human research subject dosages;

 

D)        Using administrative controls to prevent a medical event involving the use of unsealed radioactive material;

 

E)        Using procedures to contain spilled radioactive material safely and using proper decontamination procedures; and

 

F)         Administering dosages of radioactive drugs to patients or human research subjects.

 

d)         Has obtained written attestation that the individual has satisfactorily completed the requirements in subsection (a)(1) or (c) of this Section and has achieved a level of competency sufficient to function independently as an authorized user for the uses authorized by Section 335.3010.  The attestation shall be signed by a preceptor authorized user who meets the requirements in this Section or Section 335.9040, 335.9050 or 335.9160 or equivalent U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission or Agreement State requirements.

 

AGENCY NOTE:  Specialty boards whose certification processes have been recognized by the Agency, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission or an Agreement State will be posted on the NRC's website. 

 

(Source:  Amended at 35 Ill. Reg. 884, effective December 30, 2010)