California AB-510 Radiation control: health facilities and clinics: records

Existing law, commencing July 1, 2012, requires that a facility using a computed tomography (CT) X-ray system record the dose of radiation on every CT study produced. Existing law requires that the displayed dose of radiation be verified annually by a medical physicist to ensure the accuracy of the displayed dose unless the facility is accredited. Violations of these provisions are a crime. This bill would require the facility to record the dose of radiation on every diagnostic CT study and would exempt specified CT studies from being required to record the dose. This bill would delete the exemption for accredited facilities and would authorize a facility with an accredited CT X-ray system to elect not to annually verify the displayed dose of radiation, as specified. Because accredited facilities could now be subject to these provisions, and because a violation of these provisions is a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the scope of a crime. Existing law, commencing July 1, 2013, requires facilities that furnish CT X-ray services to be accredited by an approved organization, as specified.

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