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The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

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10.—(1) The practitioner and the operator must comply with the employer’s procedures.

(2) The practitioner is responsible for the justification of an exposure and such other aspects of an exposure as is provided for in these Regulations.

(3) Practical aspects of an exposure or part of it may be allocated in accordance with the employer’s procedures by the employer or the practitioner, as appropriate, to one or more individuals entitled to act in this respect in a recognised field of specialisation.

(4) The operator is responsible for each and every practical aspect which he carries out as well as for any authorisation given pursuant to regulation 11(5).

(5) The referrer must supply the practitioner with sufficient medical data (such as previous diagnostic information or medical records) relevant to the exposure requested by the referrer to enable the practitioner to decide on whether there is a sufficient net benefit as required by regulation 11(1)(b).

(6) The practitioner and the operator must cooperate, regarding practical aspects, with other specialists and staff involved in an exposure, as appropriate.

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