1960

FRC issues radiation protection guidelines.

1962

Kentucky becomes first Agreement State.

1967

AEC codifies medical regulation into new 10 CFR Part 35.

U.S. Public Health Service establishes the National Center for Radiological Health (predecessor to Food and Drug Administration's Bureau of Radiological Health (BRH), which is today part of Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)).

1968

Radiation Control for Health Safety (RCHS) Act directs Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare to establish and conduct radiation control program.

1972

General Accounting Office (GAO) report advises AEC to strengthen control over medical use of radioactive materials.

1974

Energy Reorganization Act establishes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) to replace the AEC.

1976

Riverside Hospital incident results in overexposure of 393 people.

Medical Device Amendments are enacted.

1978

Section 274j of the AEA requires NRC to review Agreement States periodically to ensure compliance with Section 274.

1979

GAO issues report stating that the NRC's reporting requirement does not constitute unprecedented intrusion into medical practice.

NRC issues final rule governing proper calibration checks.

NRC issues Medical Use Policy, incorporating policy statement with three basic provisions: (1) NRC continues regulating medical uses to protect workers and public; (2) NRC regulates safety of patients where justified by risk and where compliance with voluntary standards is inadequate; (3) NRC minimizes intrusion into medical judgment and other areas of practice of medicine.

1980

Congress grants NRC authority to suspend either all or part of an Agreement State's program.



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