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

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Amendment of the Ionising Radiations Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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1.—(1) The Ionising Radiations Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation)—

(a)for the definition of “carers and comforters” substitute—

“carers and comforters” means individuals knowingly and willingly incurring an exposure to ionising radiation by helping, other than as part of their occupation, in the support and comfort of individuals undergoing or having undergone a medical exposure (other than as a carer and comforter);;

(b)in the definition of “medical exposure”, after paragraph (d), insert—

(e)carers and comforters;.

(3) In regulation 3 (application)—

(a)in paragraph (2), omit “33”;

(b)omit paragraph (4).

(4) Regulation 33 (equipment used for medical exposure) is revoked.

(5) In regulation 35(6) (duties of employees)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a), after “overexposure;” insert “or”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (b), omit “or” the second time it appears;

(c)omit sub-paragraph (c).

(6) In regulation 38(2)(d) (exemption certificates)—

(a)before “25(2)” insert “and”;

(b)omit “and 33(1)”.

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