Search Legislation

The Medicines (Administration of Radioactive Substances) Amendment Regulations 2006

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Medicines (Administration of Radioactive Substances) Regulations 1978 (“the principal Regulations”) which restrict the administration of radioactive medicinal products and implement a system of prior authorisation for administration of radioactive substances under Directive 76/579/Euratom(1) (that Directive is no longer in force; the relevant provisions are now in Directive 96/29/Euratom(2)).

Regulation 2 of the principal Regulations prohibits administration of radioactive medicinal products except by a doctor or dentist who holds the relevant certificate issued by the Ministers (“the certificate holder”) or by a person acting in accordance with his directions and makes other provisions relating to administration. Regulations 2 and 3 of these Regulations amend the principal Regulations in order to provide that radioactive medicinal products may be administered by a person who is not a certificate holder in the absence of such directions, in specified circumstances, where the administration involves a medical exposure under the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (“the IRME Regulations”). In particular, regulation 3 substitutes a new regulation 2 of the principal Regulations, so as to make provision for persons who are operators under the IRME Regulations to administer radioactive medicinal products. The operator must be acting in accordance with the relevant procedures and protocols under the IRME Regulations. In addition, he must be acting under the authorisation of, or in accordance with guidelines issued by, a person who is a practitioner under those Regulations and also a certificate holder.

A full regulatory impact assessment of the effect that this instrument will have on the costs of business is available from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, London SW8 5NQ. Copies of the assessment have been placed in the libraries of both Houses of Parliament.

(1)

OJ No. L187, 12.7.1976, p1.

(2)

OJ No. L159, 29.6.1996, p1.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified accompany any Statutory Instrument or Draft Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament from June 2004 onwards.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enactedversion that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources