Share your feedback: Proposed updates to Safety Code 35
Current status: Open
Opened on March 15, 2023, and will close to new input on April 14, 2023.
Safety Code 35 provides radiation protection guidance for installation, use and control of X-ray equipment in large medical radiological facilities. It addresses personnel requirements, safety procedures, equipment and facility requirements and quality assurance measures to help protect workers, patients and the public.
Health Canada is proposing amendments to Safety Code 35 to reflect recent changes to domestic and international practices for radiation protection in medical X-ray procedures. We developed these changes in consultation with an external working group. The changes concern:
- patient shielding
- use of gender-inclusive language
- voluntary declaration of pregnancy
- annual dose limits to the lens of the eye
- clarifying specific sections of the document
Join in: How to participate
Send an email to email@example.com if you wish to take part in the consultation. We will provide a copy of the consultation document and instructions on how to submit comments.
Who is the focus of this consultation
We invite input from:
- medical radiology professionals, including:
- medical physicists
- radiation technologists
- radiation safety officers
- radiologists and other physicians
- facility owners
- imaging service providers
- radiation protection specialists
- federal, provincial and territorial government organizations
- other individuals or organizations who deal with safety procedures, equipment performance and radiation protection
- people living in Canada
Key questions for discussion
Your ideas and input are sought on all proposed revisions to Safety Code 35.
The current version of Safety Code 35 was published in 2008:
- Safety procedures for the installation, use and control of X-ray equipment in large medical radiological facilities - Safety Code 35
Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau
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