44:03:01:12.01. Radiation producing equipment calibration. The licensee shall provide that calibrations are performed on a diagnostic radiographic system if that system does not meet the minimum performance criteria specified in §§ 44:03:01:08.02 to 44:03:01:08.07, inclusive, and if there is any change or replacement of components that could cause a change in the radiation output of that system.
The calibration may not exceed three months after any change or replacement of components that could cause a change in the radiation output. The calibration of the radiation output of the X ray system shall be performed by or under the direction of a qualified expert. Calibration of the radiation output of an X ray system shall be performed with a calibrated dosimetry system. Any X ray machine shall be calibrated at least every three years unless it meets the standards of this chapter. Any computed tomography system shall be calibrated or surveyed by a medical physicist on an annual basis.
Source: 26 SDR 96, effective January 23, 2000; 32 SDR 128, effective January 30, 2006.
General Authority: SDCL 34-1-17, 34-21-4.1, 34-21-15.
Law Implemented: SDCL 34-21-4.1, 34-21-15.