(A) Quality assurance tests for all types of therapy equipment shall be conducted by, or under the supervision and in the presence of, a qualified medical physicist.
(B) For equipment subject to the requirements of this chapter, a quality assurance program shall be developed by the qualified medical physicist and shall include specific measurements to be performed, frequency of the measurements, and the acceptable tolerance for each parameter measured. The qualified medical physicist shall use the "American Association of Physicists in Medicine" reports as listed within this rule as the basis for the quality assurance program. Any variation from the testing procedure or frequency for each parameter measured shall be based upon the therapy equipment performance, and shall be documented in the quality assurance manual. The quality assurance program shall be reviewed annually by the designated qualified medical physicist. This annual review and any changes made to the quality assurance program shall be documented and submitted to the facility's IRRP or the facility's administration if the designated IRRP is the facility's qualified medical physicist, or to the facility's QA committee if it is a hospital.
(C) For conventional or virtual simulation, quality assurance tests as required by paragraph (B) of this rule shall:
(1) Include acceptance testing and periodic verification of system performance; and
(2) Be performed in accordance with "Comprehensive QA for Radiation Oncology:Report of AAPM Radiation Therapy Committee Task Group No.40: AAPM Report No. 46 (AAPM report 46)" (this publication can be obtained from the American association of physicists in medicine, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, telephone (301) 209-3350, http://www.aapm.org/pubs/reports) for a conventional simulator; or
(3) Be performed in accordance with "Quality assurance for computed tomography simulators and the computed tomography-simulation process: Report of the AAPM Radiation Therapy Committee Task Group No. 66: AAPM Report No. 83 (AAPM report 83)" (this publication can be obtained from the American association of physicists in medicine, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, telephone (301) 209-3350, http://www.aapm.org/pubs/reports) for a virtual simulator.
Replaces: 3701:1-67-14, 3701:1-67-15
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3748.04
Rule Amplifies: 3748.01, 3748.02, 3748.04, 3748.05, 3748.06, 3748.07, 3748.12, 3748.121, 3748.13, 3748.14, 3748.15, 3748.17, 3748.18, 3748.19, 3748.20, 3748.22, 3748.99
Prior Effective Dates: 2/15/2001, 9/1/05