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State Radiation Control Inspections Begin!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sheri Ryan
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State Radiation Control Inspections

Sample Forms to Help Prepare for YOUR Onsite Inspection

A generic letter went out to chiropractic clinics in August, 2019 from the State of Alaska notifying offices that they were overdue for state radiation control inspections. The letter was signed by Irene Casares, Radiological Health Physicist II. Ms. Casares has replaced the previous inspector Clyde Pearce. Here is a sample of the letter that went out -->CLICK HERE.

We have been informed that all records for the entire state from Clyde Pearce's time are no longer available, cannot be located, or are non-existent.

All offices with x-ray equipment should anticipate an inspection regardless of how recently there last inspection occurred. Ms. Casares has a 3-year plan to cover the entire state with inspections.

ACS has also been told that the State will be changing their pricing structure - from $80/year to $200/year in 2020 with a $25/year increase thereafter until it has increased to $300/year. Although we have not received "official" confirmation on this yet, offices should be prepared for the price increase!

Because some of the requirements for complying can be complicated, Debbie Ryan, CEO, created the Word documents below to assist ACS Members. A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO DEBBIE and KATIE from Dr. Adkins' office for providing these sample forms!!  Sample forms to assist you with the requirements of the inspection are stored in the ACS Forms Vault on akchiro.org). All the forms can be modified for use by your clinic.

  1. Radiation Safety - Patient and Employee
  2. Certification Requirements for Use of X-Ray Machine
  3. Radiation Shielding & Annual Testing
  4. Policy Use of Gowns & Patient Holding
  5. Radiation Monitoring Badge
  6. Radiation Exposure-Monitoring Safety of Employees
  7. Pregnant Personnel
  8. Patient Shielding
  9. Pregnant Patients - Radiological Examination
  10. Patient Weight Limitations
  11. Pregnancy Informed Consent
  12. Cover & Table of Contents
  13. X-Ray Policy & Procedure Manual Review Signature Page

Please contact ACS at 907.903.1350 or sryan@akchiro.org if you have additional questions or concerns regarding the State Radiation Control Inspections.  

Have a question about an upcoming radiation inspection? Or another burning question?  Try the Alaska Chiropractic Society Members Group NOW AVAILABLE on Facebook!  Request on FB to JOIN NOW!  LIKE, FOLLOW, SEE FIRST on Facebook!  


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