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25 Pa. Code § 221.Appendix A. Determination of Competence.


 The registrant shall ensure that individuals who operate diagnostic X-ray equipment have received training on the subjects listed in this appendix. The individual shall be trained and competent in the general operation of the X-ray equipment, and in the following subject areas, as applicable to the procedures performed and the specific equipment utilized:

   (1)  Basic properties of radiation.

   (2)  Units of measurement.

   (3)  Sources of radiation exposure.

   (4)  Methods of radiation protection.

   (5)  Biological effects of radiation exposure.

   (6)  X-ray equipment.

   (7)  Image recording and processing.

   (8)  Patient exposure and positioning.

   (9)  Procedures.

   (10)  Quality assurance.

   (11)  Regulations.


   The provisions of this Appendix A issued and amended under sections 301 and 302 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P.S. § §  7110.301 and 7110.302); and section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  510-20).


   The provisions of this Appendix A adopted October 2, 1998, effective October 3, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 4894; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3823. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (249320).

Cross References

   This appendix cited in 25 Pa. Code §  221.11 (relating to registrant responsibilities); 25 Pa. Code §  223.31 (relating to registrant responsibilities); 25 Pa. Code §  227a.52 (relating to radiation-producing devices used in individual security screening); and 25 Pa. Code §  228.35 (relating to operating procedures).

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