Commission approves final rule regarding misadministrations.

President Carter issues Executive Order 12914, establishing Radiation Policy Council. President Reagan disbands Council the following year.

1981

Consumer-Patient Radiation Health Safety Act is enacted.

1982

BRH and Bureau of Medical Devices (BMD) merge to form new CDRH within the FDA.

1984

Committee on Interagency Radiation Research and Policy Coordination (CIRRPC) is created to coordinate radiation policy among agencies and resolve policy conflicts.

1985

NRC's Office for Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data issues report finding that quality assurance programs in radiotherapy facilities are inadequate.

1986

Commission instructs staff to formulate rules to strengthen oversight of performance by licensees.

1987

Major revision to Part 35 codifies radiation safety practices that had become standard in licensed medical use.

EPA implements Federal Radiation Protection Guidance for Occupational Exposure.

1989

NRC proposes performance-based quality assurance rule.

1991

NRC "quality management rule" is finalized, effective January 27, 1992 (effective in Agreement States in January 1995).



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