44:03:01:10.05. Quality assurance program requirements. The licensee shall have a written, on-going quality assurance program specific to the equipment and procedures that are performed in the facility to ensure consistent high-quality images with minimum patient exposure. The tests performed for quality control purposes shall be included in a log containing acceptability limits, results of tests, date, initials of operator or testing individual, and corrective action taken, if needed. Tests for film processing shall include temperature, chemical replacement, processor operating parameters, and darkroom fog, and be performed on a routine basis. Any quality control test done on diagnostic tubes shall be done annually and include SID accuracy, X ray and light field alignment, X ray and bucky alignment, and collimator dial accuracy. All dental intraoral, panoramic, tomography, and machines that have fixed SID and collimator are excluded from SID accuracy, X ray and light field alignment, X ray and bucky alignment, and collimator dial accuracy.
Source: 26 SDR 96, effective January 23, 2000.
General Authority: SDCL 34-21-4.1, 34-21-15.
Law Implemented: SDCL 34-21-4.1, 34-21-15.
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