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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Radiation-Emitting Products

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Under the regulations, if less than 24 months have passed since an interpreting physician's, radiologic technologist's, or medical physicist's starting date, will they still be evaluated for continuing experience during an inspection? What about continuing medical education if less than 36 months have passed since the starting date?

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If less than 24 months have passed since an individual’s starting date, insufficient time has passed to cite the facility during an inspection for any failure of these personnel to meet continuing experience requirements. Similarly, in the case of continuing medical education, inspectors cannot cite the facility for failure of these personnel until 36 months have passed since the individual's starting date. However, inspectors will try to draw the attention of facilities to situations in which it appears that personnel will not be likely to fulfill continuing education and experience requirements in a timely manner.

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