Code of Practice for Nuclear Medicine: Draft for consultation

Closing date for submissions: 5 pm Friday 27 January 2017.

Published online: 
05 December 2016

The Radiation Safety Act 2016 was enacted in March 2016 and comes fully into force on 7 March 2017. It will repeal and replace the current Radiation Protection Act 1965 and its Regulations. The Act is administered by the Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety.

The Act sets out high-level safety and security obligations in sections 9–12. There are many different types of radiation use and the requirements are often very technical. The Act therefore authorises the issuing of codes of practice to set out more detailed requirements relating to individual areas of practice. This code relates to nuclear medicine. 

Section 86(2) states ‘before issuing a code of practice, the Director [for Radiation Safety] must consult any person who the Director reasonably considers is likely to be affected by the proposed code.’ The purpose of this consultation document is to consult as required by section 86(2) and promote discussion. No decisions have been made about the final content.

How to have your say

Consultation is open until 5pm, Friday 27 January 2017.

Full instructions for making a submission can be found in the submission form (Word, 26 KB). The submission form also lists the consultation questions found throughout the discussion document to help submitters complete the submission process.

Submitters do not have to use the submission form. However, submissions need to be on the topic of code in order to be considered within the scope of this consultation. All submissions that are in scope and received before the submission deadline will be considered.

Submissions can be emailed to the Ministry of Health at (Please include ‘radiology code’ in the subject line).

or by post to:

Office of Radiation Safety
Ministry of Health
PO Box 5013
Wellington 6140.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    05 December 2016
  • ISBN:
    978-0-947515-92-8 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2016. Code of Practice for Nuclear Medicine: Draft for consultation.Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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