(1)A licensee must, for each patient or human research subject receiving implant therapy:
(a)Not place the patient or human research subject in the same room with a patient or human research subject who is not receiving radiation therapy;
(b)Post the patient’s or human research subject’s door with a “Caution: Radioactive Materials” sign and note on the door or in the patient’s chart where and how long visitors may stay in the patient’s room;
(c)Authorize visits by individuals under age 18 only on a case-by-case basis with the approval of the authorized user after consultation with the Radiation Safety Officer;
(d)Promptly after implanting the sources, survey the dose rates in contiguous restricted and unrestricted areas with a radiation measurement survey instrument to demonstrate compliance with OAR 333-120-0180 (Radiation Dose Limits: Dose Limits for Individual Members of the Public) of these rules. Retain a record of each survey in accordance with OAR 333-100-0057 (Maintenance of Records). Each record must include the time and date of the survey, a sketch of the area or list of points surveyed, the measured dose rate at several points expressed in microsieverts (mrem) per hour, the instrument used to make the survey and the initials of the individual who made the survey; and
(e)Instruct the patient or human research subject and, where appropriate, the patient’s or human research subject’s family, orally and in writing concerning radiation safety precautions that will help to keep the radiation dose to household members and the public as low as reasonably achievable before releasing the patient if the patient was administered a permanent implant.
(2)A licensee shall have applicable emergency response equipment available near each treatment room to respond to a source:
(a)Dislodged from the patient; and
(b)Lodged within the patient following removal of the source applicators.
(3)A licensee must notify the Radiation Safety Officer or authorized user immediately if the patient or human research subject dies or has a medical emergency.
Rule 333-116-0440 — Safety Precaution,