MQSA inspectors are required to present their MQSA Inspector Identification Card to facility personnel at the beginning of an inspection. This card is issued to each inspector after he or she has completed all of the training required to conduct MQSA inspections, including passing Course III. Showing identification at the beginning of an inspection is a mandatory requirement under MQSA Section (g)(l)(B), which states:
"The Secretary, or State agency acting on behalf of the Secretary, may conduct inspections only on presenting identification to the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility to be inspected."
When you arrive at a facility to conduct an inspection, you must attempt to show your Identification Card to the most responsible official involved with mammography. Should that person be unavailable at the time of the inspection, you should present your Identification Card to the most responsible person available at the facility.