(a)  Except as provided in Rules .0302 to .0315 and .0320 of this Section, all receipt, possession, use, storage and disposal of radioactive material in a hospital shall be pursuant to the provisions of a specific license issued to the hospital.

(b)  An application by a hospital for a specific license for human use of radioactive material will be approved if:

(1)           the applicant satisfies the general requirements in Rule .0318 of this Section;

(2)           the applicant has appointed a medical isotopes committee of at least three members to evaluate all proposals for research, diagnostic and therapeutic use of radioisotopes within the hospital;

(3)           membership of the committee required in Subparagraph (b)(2) of this Rule includes an authorized user from each department where radioactive material is used, a representative of the nursing staff, a representative of the institution's management and a person trained in radiation safety;

(4)           the applicant possesses adequate facilities for the clinical care of patients;

(5)           the physician designated on the application as the individual user has substantial experience in the proposed use, handling and administration of radioisotopes and, where applicable, the clinical management of radioactive patients; and

(6)           when the application is for a license to use unspecified quantities or multiple types of radioactive material, the applicant has previously received a reasonable number of licenses for a variety of radioactive materials for a variety of human uses.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 104E‑7(2);

Eff. February 1, 1980;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1984;

Transferred and Recodified from 15A NCAC 11 .0319 Eff. February 1, 2015.