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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2002


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 12/02

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 12/02

Radiation Health and Safety Regulations (Amendment)
under the
Radiation Health and Safety Act
(O.C. 2002-054)

(Filed February 25, 2002)

Under the authority of section 13 of the Radiation Health and Safety Act, the Minister of Labour, with the approval of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, February 19, 2002.

Deborah E. Fry
Clerk of the Executive Council

Joe O'Neill
Deputy Minister of Labour


REGULATION

Analysis


        1.   S.2 Amdt.
Definitions

        2.   S.10 Amdt.
Who may prescribe radiation

        3.   S.12 Amdt.
Minimum age for radiation worker

        4.   S.13 Amdt.
Maximum dose for radiation workers and others

        5.   S.14 R&S
Personnel monitoring and record keeping

        6.   S.15 Amdt.
Procedure in case of pregnancy


CNLR 1154/96

        1. (1) Section 2 of the Radiation Health and Safety Regulations is amended by adding immediately after paragraph (d) the following:

          (d.1)  "medical radiation technologist in training" means a person 16 years of age or over who is exposed routinely to ionizing radiation while receiving instruction in radiation technology and who is under the direct supervision of a fully qualified worker;

             (2)  Paragraph 2(f) of the regulations is repealed.

 

        2. (1) Subsection 10(2) of the regulations is amended by adding immediately after paragraph (a) the following:

          (a.1)  a nurse practitioner licensed under the Registered Nurses Act;

             (2)  Paragraph 10(3)(c) is repealed and the following substituted:

             (c)  registered as a medical radiation technologist by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists;

             (3)  Paragraph 10(4)(b) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (b)  a candidate for certification as a medical radiation technologist by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

 

        3. Subsection 12(2) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a person employed as a medical radiation technologist in training.

 

        4. (1) Subsection 13(2) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (2)  A medical radiation technologist in training shall not receive while being so occupied a dose of the gonads and bone marrow in excess of 500 millirem in a one year period.

 

             (2)  Subsection 13(5) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (5)  A radiation worker, or a medical radiation technologist in training or student who is pregnant or who suspects she is pregnant shall not while occupied as a radiation worker or a medical radiation technologist in training or a student receive a dose to the abdomen in excess of 500 millirem during the remaining period of pregnancy.

 

        5. Section 14 of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

Personnel monitoring and record keeping

      14. (1) The radiation dose received by radiation workers, medical radiation technologists in training or students shall be systemically checked using personnel dosimeters approved by the minister or other procedure acceptable to the minister.

             (2)  A person employing a radiation worker or in charge of training being received by a medical radiation technologist or in charge of training or being received by a student shall maintain a separate record for each radiation worker, medical radiation technologist in training or student indicating the extent to which the radiation worker, medical radiation technologist in training or student has been exposed to ionizing radiation on a continuous permanent basis and those records shall be subject to examination upon the request of the director.

 

        6. Subsection 15(1) of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

Procedure in case of pregnancy

      15. (1) A radiation worker, a medical radiation technologist in training or a student who knows or suspects that she is pregnant shall report those facts or suspicion to her employer or the person in charge of her training.