The Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety administers the Radiation Protection Act 1965 and the Radiation Protection Regulations 1982 on behalf of the New Zealand Government. This legislation controls the use of ionising radiation.
Proposed Radiation Safety Regulations
Proposed Radiation Safety Regulations: A consultation document outlines the options available for the proposed Regulations and identifies the Ministry of Health’s preferred options. The preferred options are presented simply to promote discussion: no decisions have been made yet.
The consultation is open until 5pm, Wednesday 22 June 2016.
The legislation requires the following:
- users of radioactive materials or irradiating apparatus must hold a licence and are normally also required to comply with a code of safe practice. View the Codes of safe practice.
- importers and exporters of radioactive material must obtain a consent
- vendors and purchasers of irradiating apparatus must notify all transactions
- transporters of radioactive material must comply with transport regulations.