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					                                    Nuclear Medicine Records
      NRC Minimum Retention Periods Required Under 10 CFR Parts 20, 30, and 35

Record                                                                                     Retention
20.2102 Records of Radiation Protection Programs
        Provisions                                                                         Indefinitely
        Audits and other reviews                                                           3 years
20.2103 Records of Surveys (Personnel and Public Radiation Exposure)
        Surveys and Calibrations                                                           3 years
        Other Records                                                                      Indefinitely
20.2104 Determination of Prior Occupational Dose
        NRC Form 4                                                                         Indefinitely
        Exposure Reports                                                                   3 years
20.2105 Records of Planned Special Exposures                                               Indefinitely
20.2106 Records of Individual Monitoring Results                                           Indefinitely
20.2107 Records of Dose to Individual Members of the Public                                Indefinitely
20.2108 Records of Waste Disposal
        Disposal by means other than Decay in Storage or Transfer                          Indefinitely


30.51 Records of Receipt, Transfer, and Disposal
        Receipt (from date of transfer or disposal)                                        3 years
        Transfer                                                                           3 years
        Disposal                                                                           Indefinitely


35.2024 Records of Authority and Responsibilities for Radiation Protection Programs
        License application, renewals, and amendments                                      5 years
        RSO Authority, Duties, and Responsibilities                                        Indefinitely
35.2026 Records of Radiation Protection Program Changes                                    5 years
35.2040 Records of Written Directives                                                      3 years
35.2041 Records for Procedures for Administrations Requiring a Written Directive           Indefinitely
35.2060 Records of Calibrations of Instruments Used to Measure the Activity of Unsealed
        Byproduct Material                                                                 3 years
35.2061 Records of Radiation Survey Instrument Calibrations                                3 years
35.2063 Records of Dosages of Unsealed Byproduct Material for Medical Use                  3 years
35.2310 Records of Safety Instruction                                                      3 years
35.2404 Records of Surveys After Source Implant and Removal                                3 years
35.2406 Records of Brachytherapy Source Accountability                                     3 years
35.2432 Records of Calibration Measurements of Brachytherapy Sources                       3 years
        (after last use)
35.2433 Records of Decay of Strontium-90 Sources for Ophthalmic Treatments                 Source Life
35.2605 to 35.2655 Records Required for Remote Afterloader, Teletherapy, and Gamma         Variable
        Stereotactic Radiosurgery Units

These are the NRC required retention periods as of 03/01/2011. Please be aware that other regulatory
agencies may require longer retention periods (Agreement States).
                                                             Nuclear Medicine Reporting
                                           NRC Reporting Requirements Required Under 10 CFR Part 20

Incident                                                                                                     Timeframe to Report   Reporting Method
20.2201 Reports of Theft or Loss of Licensed Material
      Report lost, stolen, or missing licensed material in an aggregate quantity equal to or                 Immediately           Telephone Report*
      greater than 1000 times the quantity specified in Appendix C to part 20.
                      F-18           1000 mCi     Mo-99            100 mCi      Xe-133       1000 mCi
                      P-32              10 mCi    Tc-99m         1000 mCi       Cs-137         10 mCi
          Common Cr-51               1000 mCi     Pd-103           100 mCi      Ba-133        100 mCi
           Isotopes Co-57             100 mCi     In-111           100 mCi      Sm-153        100 mCi
                      Ga-67          1000 mCi     I-123            100 mCi      Tl-201       1000 mCi
                      Sr-89             10 mCi    I-125              1 mCi
                      Y-90              10 mCi    I-131              1 mCi

       Report lost, stolen, or missing licensed material in an aggregate quantity equal to or                Within 30 days        Telephone Report*
       greater than 10 times the quantity specified in Appendix C to part 20.
                       F-18              10 mCi     Mo-99             1 mCi      Xe-133          10    mCi
                       P-32              0.1 mCi    Tc-99m           10 mCi      Cs-137          0.1   mCi
           Common Cr-51                  10 mCi     Pd-103            1 mCi      Ba-133            1   mCi
            Isotopes Co-57                 1 mCi    In-111            1 mCi      Sm-153            1   mCi
                       Ga-67             10 mCi     I-123             1 mCi      Tl-201          10    mCi
                       Sr-89             0.1 mCi    I-125          0.01 mCi
                       Y-90              0.1 mCi    I-131          0.01 mCi


20.2202 Notification of Incidents
      Report any event involving byproduct, source, or special nuclear material possessed                    Immediately           Telephone Report*
      by the licensee that may have caused or threatens to cause any of the following conditions
                    -- An individual to receive TEDE of 25 rems or more, LDE of 75 rems or more,
                       or SDE of 250 rads or more; or
                    -- The release of radioactive material, so that, had an individual been present
                       for 24 hours, the individual could have received an intake 5 times the annual
                       limit on intake

       Report any event involving loss of control of licensed material possessed by the                      Within 24 hours       Telephone Report*
       or threatens to cause any of the following conditions licensee that may have caused
                    -- An individual to receive, in a period of 24 hours TEDE exceeding 5 rems,
                       LDE exceeding 15 rems, or SDE exceeding 50 rems; or
                    -- The release of radioactive material, so that, had an individual been present
                       for 24 hours, the individual could have received an intake in excess of one
                       occupational annual limit on intake


20.2203 Reports of exposures, radiation levels, and concentrations of radioactive material                   Within 30 days        Written Report
      exceeding the constraints or limits
           Doses in excess of any of the following:
                   -- The occupational dose limits for adults (20.1201)
                   -- The occupational dose limits for a minor (20.1207)
                   -- The limits for an embryo/fetus of a declared pregnant woman (21.1208)
                   -- The limits for an individual member of the public (20.1301)
                   -- Any applicable limit of the license
                   -- The ALARA constraints for air emissions (20.1101(d))
                      or
           Levels of radiation of concentrations of radioactive material in
                   -- A restricted area in excess of any applicable limit in the license
                   -- An unrestricted area in excess of 10 times any applicable limit set forth in
                      this part or in the license
                      or
           For licenses subject to the provisions of EPA's generally applicable
           environmental radiation standards in 40 CFR Part 190, levels of
           radiation or releases of radioactive material in excess of those standards, or
           of license conditions related to those standards.


20.2204 Reports of Planned Special Exposures                                                                 Within 30 days        Written Report


20.2205 Reports to Individuals of Exceeding Dose Limits                                                      At the time of NRC    Written Report
                                                                                                             Report

*Written report required within 30 days of initial report.
                                                                     Nuclear Medicine Reporting
                                           NRC Reporting Requirements Required Under 10 CFR Parts 30 and 35

Incident                                                                                                                 Timeframe to Report        Reporting Method
30.50 Reporting Requirements of Accidents
      Report an event that prevents immediate protective actions necessary to avoid exposures to radiation               Immediately                Telephone Report^
      or radioactive materials that could exceed regulatory limits or releases of licensed material that could           (No Later Than 4 Hours
      exceed regulatory limits or releases of licensed material that could exceed regulatory limits.                     After Discovery)
                      (events may include fires, explosions, toxic gas releases, etc.)

      Report an unplanned contamination event that                                                                       Within 24 Hours            Telephone Report^
                  -- Requires access to the contaminated area, by workers of the public, to be restricted for
                     more than 24 hours by imposing additional radiological controls or by prohibiting entry;
                  -- Involves a quantity of material greater than 5 times the lowest annual limit on intake
                     (10 CFR Part 20 Appendix B); and
                  -- Has access to the area restricted for a reason other than to allow isotopes with a half-life
                     of less than 24 hours to decay prior to decontamination.

      Report an event in which equipment is disabled or fails to function as designed when                                Within 24 Hours           Telephone Report^
                  -- The equipment is required by regulation or license condition to prevent releases exceeding
                     regulatory limits, to prevent exposures to radiation and radioactive materials exceeding
                     regulatory limits, or to mitigate the consequences of an accident;
                  -- The equipment is required to be available and operable when it is disabled or fails to function: and
                  -- No redundant equipment is available and operable to perform the required safety function.

      Report an event that requires unplanned medical treatment at a medical facility of an individual with              Within 24 Hours            Telephone Report^
      spreadable radioactive contamination on the individual's clothing or body.

      Report an unplanned fire or explosion damaging any licensed material or any device, container, or                  Within 24 Hours            Telephone Report^
      equipment containing licensed material when
                  -- The quantity of material involved is greater than 5 times the lowest annual limit on intake
                     (10 CFR Part 20 Appendix B); and
                  -- The damage affects the integrity of the licensed material or its container.


35.3045 Report and Notification of a Medical Event
      A licensee shall report any event, except for an event that results from patient intervention,                     No later than the next     Telephone Report*
      in which the administration of byproduct material or radiation from byproduct material results in                  calendar day after
                     A dose that differs from the prescribed dose or dose that would have resulted                       discovery of the medical
                     from the prescribed dosage by more than 0.05 Sv (5 rem) effective dose equivalent,                  event
                     0.5 Sv (50 rem) to an organ or tissue, or 0.5 Sv (50 rem) shallow dose equivalent
                     to the skin; and
                                   -- The total dose delivered differs from the prescribed dose by 20 percent or more;
                                   -- The total dose delivered differs from the prescribed dose by 20 percent or more
                                      or falls outside of the prescribed dosage range; or
                                   -- The fractionated dose delivered differs from the prescribed dose, for a single
                                      fraction, by 50 percent or more.

                      A dose that exceeds 0.05 Sv (5 rem) effective dose equivalent, 0.5 Sv (50 rem) to an organ
                      or tissue, or 0.5 Sv (50 rem) shallow dose equivalent to the skin from any of the following
                                    -- An administration of a wrong radioactive drug containing byproduct material
                                    -- An administration of a radioactive drug containing byproduct material by
                                       the wrong route of administration
                                    -- An administration of a dose or dosage to the wrong individual or human
                                       research subject, or
                                    -- A leaking sealed source

                      A dose to the skin or an organ or tissue other than the treatment site that exceeds by
                      0.5 Sv (50 rem) to an organ or tissue and 50 percent or more of the dose expected from the
                      administration defined in the written directive

      A licensee shall report any event resulting from intervention of a patient or human research subject               No later than the next     Telephone Report*
      in which the administration of byproduct material or radiation from byproduct material results or will             calendar day after
      result in unintended permanent functional damage to an organ or a physiological system, as                         discovery of the medical
      determined by a physician                                                                                          event


35.3047 Report and Notification of a Dose to an Embryo/Fetus or a Nursing Child
      A licensee shall report any dose to an embyro/fetus that is greater than 50 mSv (5 rem) dose equivalent            No later than the next     Telephone Report*
      that is a result of an administration of byproduct material or radiation from byrpoduct material to a pregnant     calendar day after
      individual unless the dose to the embryo/fetus was specifically approved, in advance, by the authorized            discovery of the medical
      user                                                                                                               event

      A licensee shall report any dose to a nursing child that is a result of an administration of byproduct             No later than the next     Telephone Report*
      material to a breastfeeding individual that                                                                        calendar day after
                      Is greater than 50 mSv (5 rem) total effective dose equivalent                                     discovery of the medical
                      or                                                                                                 event
                      Has resulted in unintended permanent functional damage to an organ or a physiological
                      of the child, as determined by a physician


35.3067 Report of a Leaking Source (Leak Test required by 35.67)                                                         Within 5 days              Written Report

*Written report required within 15 days after discovery of the medical event.
^Written report required within 30 days of the initial report.

				
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