3701:1-38-07 General provisions; purpose, scope, and communications.

(A) Chapter 3701:1-38 of the Administrative Code establishes standards for protection against ionizing radiation resulting from activities conducted under licenses and registrations issued by the director. It is the purpose of Chapter 3701:1-38 of the Administrative Code to control the receipt, possession, use, transfer, and disposal of radiation sources by any licensee or registrant in such a manner that the total dose to an individual, including doses resulting from licensed and unlicensed radioactive material and from radiation sources other than background radiation, does not exceed the standards for protection against radiation prescribed in this chapter. The rules in Chapter 3701:1-38 of the Administrative Code apply to facilities that receive, possess, use, transfer, or dispose of radioactive material, and to handlers of radiation-generating equipment. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as limiting actions of the director that may be necessary to protect health, safety or the environment. The limits in Chapter 3701:1-38 of the Administrative Code do not apply to doses due to background radiation, any medical administration the individual has received, from exposures to individuals administered radioactive materials and released in accordance with rule 3701:1-58-30 of the Administrative Code, or equivalent United States nuclear regulatory commission or agreement state regulations, or voluntary participation in medical research programs.

(B) Communications and reports, unless otherwise specified in Chapter 3701:1-38 of the Administrative Code, shall be addressed to "Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Protection, 246 North High Street , Columbus, Ohio 43215."

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/01/2015 and 07/01/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3748.04
Rule Amplifies: 3748.04
Prior Effective Dates: 7/22/2001, 6/20/03, 2/6/06, 5/16/11