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 Radiation Machine Registration & Compliance - Covid-19 Guidance

1.  ​​Radiation Safety Inspections

The RHB will continue to conduct radiation safety inspections.  To limit the time inspectors are physically in the facility, these inspections will include remote inspection components. 

2.  Guidance Related to Certification and Permitting in Radiologic Technology.

3. X-ray Equipment Survey Guidance - The following guidance is effective July 1, 2021.

In response to increasing limitations and restrictions of physicist access to imaging facilities due to the COVID-19 outbreak and travel restrictions, the State extended, for medical and industrial use, the annual medical physicist equipment survey windows  for X-ray equipment.  This extension expires June 30, 2021.  Inquiries regarding further extensions to federal or accreditation requirements should be directed to those entities. The State contact is Lisa Russell (Lisa.Russell@CDPH.CA.GOV). The FDA MQSA contact is Thanh Andrews (Thanh.Andrews@FDA.HHS.GOV).

Facilities needing an extension are asked to contact the State for further guidance.  The state will evaluate these requrests on a case-by-case basis for the following survey types for extenuating circumstances related to Covid-19:

  • Annual Medical Physicist CT and Fluoroscopy Equipment Surveys

  • Annual Medical Physicist Mammography Equipment Surveys

  • Annual Medical Physicist X-Ray Therapy Equipment Calibration/Surveys

  • Annual Evaluation on Cabinet X-ray Systems (non-human use) required by 17 CCR 30337(e)

  • Surveys Performed in Shielded-Room Radiography (non-human use)

  • Surveys Performed in Field Radiography (non-human use) with a radiation machine that is not cable of exceeding an operating potential of 150 kVp

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