United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Question 442: Is the licensee required to advise personnel

of the provisions for declaring pregnancy, who work in the

controlled area, have been classified as "members of the

public," and do not "work in or frequent" any restricted


Answer: No. However, it would be a good practice to do

so. The provisions of 10 CFR 20.1208, for limiting dose to

the embryo / fetus, apply only to declared pregnant women who

receive doses from occupational exposure. (Reference: 10

CFR 20.1208).

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