NRC Information Notice 2012-08: High Dose-Rate Remote Afterloader (HDR) Physical Presence Requirements
Dear Medical Licensees,
Attached is an PDF version of Information Notice 2012-08, High Dose-Rate Remote Afterloader (HDR) Physical Presence Requirements (ML11320A228). This notice was issued to remind HDR licensees of the physical presence requirements for certain staff during treatments. The notice gives examples of NRC inspection results, provides a clarifying interpretation of how to comply with the requirements of 10 CFR 35.615 (f)(2) [equivalent to 32 Ill. Adm. Code 335.8050(f)(2)] and explains why the requirements are important.
No specific action or response is necessary. Recipients should review the information for applicability to their facilities and consider actions as appropriate to avoid similar compliance issues. If you have specific questions on this matter, please contact Daren Perrero of our staff at (217) 785-9929.