Code of Practice for Radiation Therapy: Draft for consultation

Submissions on this consultation have now closed.

Published online: 
05 December 2017


The Radiation Safety Act 2016 came into force on 7 March 2017. 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 section 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 radiation therapy.

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

The Ministry seeks feedback on the draft code up to 5 pm 29 January 2017.

You can make a submission using the submission form provided at the end of the publication.

You can either email or post your written submission. If emailing, include 'Radiotherapy code' in the subject line.

Office of Radiation Safety
PO Box 3877
Christchurch 8140

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    05 December 2017
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  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2017. Code of Practice for Radiation Therapy: Draft for consultation. Wellington: Ministry of Health
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.
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