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.
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.