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Latest Update: August 11, 2020
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Authority

The legal mandate requiring reporting

NRS 459.070  Report of exposure of personnel; regulations.

      1.  The State Board of Health shall adopt reasonable regulations, compatible with those of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or any successor to it, pertaining to reports of exposure of personnel.

      2.  Such regulations must require that reports of excessive exposure be made to the person exposed and to the State Board of Health, and must make provision for periodic and terminal reports to persons for whom personnel monitoring is required.

      3.  The provisions of NRS 459.010 to 459.290, inclusive, with respect to the limits of the exposure of personnel established in regulations for radiation control do not limit the kind or amount of radiation which may be intentionally applied to a person for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes by or under the direction of a licensed practitioner of the healing arts.

      (Added to NRS by 1963, 579; A 1975, 13301983, 140)

NAC 459.3695Report of certain incidents. (NRS 459.030459.070459.201)

     1.  Each licensee and registrant shall immediately report to the Division each event involving a source of radiation possessed by the licensee or registrant that may have caused, or threatens to cause:

     (a) A person to receive:

          (1) A total effective dose equivalent of 25 rems (250 millisieverts) or more;

          (2) A lens dose equivalent of 75 rems (750 millisieverts) or more; or

          (3) A shallow-dose equivalent to the skin or extremities or a total organ dose equivalent of 250 rads (2.5 grays) or more.

     (b) The release of radioactive material, inside or outside a restricted area, in a manner in which, had a person been present for 24 hours, the person could have received an intake of radiation that is five times the annual limit on intake for occupational exposure. The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to an area where personnel are not normally stationed during routine operations.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 459.369, each licensee and registrant shall, within 24 hours after discovery, report to the Division each event involving the loss of control of a licensed or registered source of radiation possessed by the licensee or registrant that may have caused, or threatens to cause:

     (a) A person to receive, in a period of 24 hours:

          (1) A total effective dose equivalent exceeding 5 rems (50 millisieverts);

          (2) A lens dose equivalent exceeding 15 rems (150 millisieverts); or

          (3) A shallow-dose equivalent to the skin or extremities or a total organ dose equivalent exceeding 50 rems (500 millisieverts).

     (b) The release of radioactive material, inside or outside a restricted area, in a manner in which, had a person been present for 24 hours, the person could have received an intake of radiation that is more than the annual limit on intake for occupational exposure. The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to an area where personnel are not normally stationed during routine operations.

     3.  The licensee or registrant shall prepare each report filed with the Division pursuant to this section so that the names of persons who have received exposure are stated in a separate and detachable portion of the report.

     4.  Licensees or registrants shall make the reports required by subsections 1 and 2 to the Division by telephone, telegram, mailgram or facsimile.

     5.  The provisions of this section do not apply to doses that result from planned special exposures, if such doses are within the limits for planned special exposures and are reported pursuant to NAC 459.371.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Health, eff. 1-18-94; A by R084-98, 1-26-99; A by Dep’t of Human Resources by R137-01, 5-30-2003)

NAC 459.371Submission of written reports for certain occurrences; contents of reports. (NRS 459.030459.070459.201)

     1.  In addition to the notification required by NAC 459.3695, each licensee and registrant shall submit a written report to the Division within 30 days after learning of any of the following occurrences:

     (a) Incidents for which notification is required pursuant to NAC 459.3695.

     (b) Doses in excess of:

          (1) The limits for an occupational dose for an adult specified in NAC 459.325;

          (2) The limits for an occupational dose for a minor specified in NAC 459.331;

          (3) The limits for an embryo of a woman who has declared her pregnancy specified in NAC 459.333;

          (4) The limits for a member of the public specified in NAC 459.335;

          (5) Any applicable limits set forth in the license or registration; or

          (6) The constraints on air emissions of radioactive material, excluding radon 222 and its decay products, specified in subsection 2 of NAC 459.321.

     (c) Levels of radiation or concentrations of radioactive material in:

          (1) A restricted area in excess of any applicable limits set forth in the license or registration; or

          (2) An unrestricted area in excess of 10 times the applicable limits set forth in NAC 459.010 to 459.950, inclusive, or in the license or registration.

     (d) For licensees subject to the provisions of the generally applicable environmental standards for radiation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency set forth in 40 C.F.R. Part 190, levels of radiation or releases of radioactive material in excess of those standards, or of conditions set forth in the license related to those standards.

     2.  Each report required pursuant to subsection 1 must describe the extent of exposure of persons to radiation and radioactive material, including, as appropriate:

     (a) Estimates of the dose of each person;

     (b) The levels of radiation and concentrations of radioactive material involved;

     (c) The cause of the elevated exposures, dose rates or concentrations; and

     (d) Corrective steps taken or planned to ensure against a recurrence, including, without limitation, the schedule for achieving conformance with applicable limits, constraints on air emissions of radioactive material, excluding radon 222 and its decay products, specified in subsection 2 of NAC 459.321, generally applicable environmental standards for radiation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and associated conditions set forth in the license or registration.

     3.  Each report filed pursuant to this section must include, for each person exposed, his or her name, social security number and date of birth. With respect to reports of exposure to an embryo, the information must relate to the woman carrying the embryo. The report must be prepared so that the information required by this subsection is stated in a separate and detachable portion of the report.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Health, eff. 1-18-94; A by R084-98, 1-26-99; A by Dep’t of Human Resources by R137-01, 5-30-2003; A by Bd. of Health by R149-07, 1-30-2008)

DISCLAIMER
Although many of these requirements apply to individual medical professionals and other types of hospitals and health care facilities, the information is presented solely to support Critical Access Hospitals. The reporting requirements and legal mandates on this site are not an exhaustive list and Nevada Rural Hospital Partners, Inc. bears no responsibility or liability for any hospitals' or providers' failure to comply with Federal or State laws or regulations.