United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Health Physics Questions and Answers - Question 35

Question 35: Do posting requirements apply to the hospital room of a hospitalized nuclear medicine patient if the patient received less than 30 mCi and the dose rate at 1 meter is greater than 5 mrem/hr?

Answer: No, the hospital room is not required to be posted provided that the provision of §20.1903 (b) (2) is also met.

(Note that only one of the three conditions in §20.1903 (b) (1) needs to be met and that one has been met). Reference: 10 CFR 20.1903 (b) (1))

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