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The Links below provide access to the full text of relevant legislation and to associated guidance


The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR):
These regulations are in force to limit the effects of ionising  radiation on radiation workers and members of the general public.  The regulations are overseen by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (IRMER):
These regulations are aimed at ensuring that all persons undergoing medical exposures receive doses that are as low as reasonably achievable (ALARP).  They also exempt patients from the dose limits, imposed by IRR, for members of the public.  The regulations are overseen by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
 

  • The full text of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000, is available at the legislation.gov.uk website.

  • IRMER Guidance Notes and good practice can be found on the Department of Health website.

  • Medical and Dental Guidance Notes (MDGN, ISBN Number 1 903613 09 4) is a good practice guide on all aspects of ionising radiation protection in the clinical environment and as such is relevant to  both IRR and IRMER.  The Medical and Dental Guidance Notes are available from the IPEM.


The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 No. 675 (EPR):
These regulations are in place to limit the

  • EPR came into force on the 6th April 2010 and replaces and repeals most of  the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (RSA)

  • The text of EPR is available at the legislation.gov.uk website.

  • A guidance document on radioactive substances regulation aspects of EPR is available on the Defra website.  See  paragraph 2.4 of the document to see which parts of RSA are not currently repealed.

  • Core guidance on all aspects of EPR is available on the Defra website.


CQC - Registration under the Health and Social Care Act 2008


Carriage of Dangerous Goods - Carriage Regulations:


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