This is to advise you
that the Department of Environmental Protections (DEP)
Commission on Radiation Protection (Commission) has adopted
a new N.J.A.C. 7:28-24 entitled "Nuclear Medical Technology."
The new rule was published in the April 17, 2000 issue of
the New Jersey Register (NJR). This new rule went into effect
on April 17, 2000.
The new rule was proposed
in the October 18, 1999 NJR for public comment. The DEP and
Commission decided to adopt this new rule because it substantially
revises and updates the regulatory standards that apply to
nuclear medicine technology. These updated standards will
help to ensure that the public will be provided maximum protection
from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation during nuclear
medicine procedures. The following summarizes the most significant
changes in the new rule:
- Enhanced and detailed
scope of practice on nuclear medicine technology and definitions
that parallel New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners
regulations. (N.J.A.C. 7:28-24.2)
- Requires all radiopharmaceuticals
administered during nuclear medicine procedures to be recorded.
- The nuclear medicine
technology license period is now for two years. All licenses
will expire on December 31, of an even numbered year. The
license renewal fee is $40.00. (N.J.A.C. 7:28-24.7)
- Establishes prohibitions
to discourage individuals from falsifying statements, records,
applications or licenses or engaging in unacceptable nuclear
medicine technology practices. (N.J.A.C. 7:28-24.9)
- Enhanced approval
standards for schools of nuclear medicine technology that
reflect the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs
in Nuclear Medicine Technologys accreditation standards.
(N.J.A.C. 7:28-24.10 and 11)
For an unofficial copy
of this new rule, you may browse the html
version (38 second average load time with a 28,800 modem,)
or download a version in either PDF and/or MSWord formats.
An official copy can be obtained by calling the BRH at 609-984-5890.