(a)  Whenever a radiographer's assistant uses radiographic exposure devices or radiation machines, uses sealed sources or related source handling tools, or conducts radiation surveys required by Rule .0515(b) and (c) of this Section to determine that the exposure has been terminated and, if applicable, the sealed source has returned to the shielded position after an exposure, the assistant shall be under the personal supervision of a radiographer.

(b)  The personal supervision shall include:

(1)           the radiographer's physical presence at the site where the sealed sources or radiation machines are being used;

(2)           the availability of the radiographer to give immediate assistance, if required; and

(3)           the radiographer's direct observation of the assistant's performance of the operations referred to in this Section.


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

Eff. February 1, 1980;

Temporary Amendment Eff. August 20, 1994, for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1999; May 1, 1995;

Transferred and Recodified from 15A NCAC 11 .0517 Eff. February 1, 2015;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. June 22, 2019.