Therapeutic Radiation Machines (216-RICR-40-20-5)

216-RICR-40-20-5 ACTIVE RULE

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5.1Authority and Incorporation by Reference


5.3General Administrative Requirements for Facilities Using Therapeutic Radiation Machines

5.4General Technical Requirements for Facilities Using Therapeutic Radiation Machines

5.5Quality Management Program

5.6Therapeutic Radiation Machines of Less Than 500 kV

5.7Therapeutic Radiation Machines – Photon Therapy Systems (500 kV and Above) and Electron Therapy Systems (500 keV and Above)

5.8Electronic Brachytherapy

5.9Shielding and Safety Design Requirements

5.10Quality Assurance for Radiation Therapy Simulation Systems and Imaging Systems Used for Guidance During Therapeutic Radiation

5.11Calibration of Survey Instruments and Dosimetry Systems

5.12Other Use of Electronically-Produced Radiation To Deliver Therapeutic Radiation Dosage

5.13Emerging and Future Technologies

5.14Information on Radiation Shielding Required for Plan Reviews

Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 40 Professional Licensing and Facility Regulation
Subchapter 20 Radiation
Part 5 Therapeutic Radiation Machines (216-RICR-40-20-5)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 11/27/2023

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-1.3-5

Purpose and Reason:

These amendments are being proposed as the existing regulations were written in the 1990s, with only minor amendments (specifically the inclusion of electronic brachytherapy devices) in 2009. The state-of-the-art for therapeutic radiation machines has evolved over the past thirty years to a point where the radiation control program cannot effectively regulate some of the newer technology. These proposed amendments would allow for effective regulation of all current technology and has provisions to address future technological advances in therapeutic radiation machines. These proposed amendments will allow the program to properly achieve its goals of properly protecting patients, the general public and occupationally exposed workers from unnecessary exposure to the harmful effects of ionizing radiation.

Please see Additional Documentation for amendments.