Health Physics Questions and Answers - Question 112

Question 112: A licensee authorizes a "planned special exposure" in accordance with 10 CFR 20.1206 and the doses to the involved individuals are fortuitously much lower than anticipated. In retrospect, a planned special exposure authorization was unnecessary. May the doses be assigned as "routine" doses on the Form 5 rather than recorded as planned special exposure doses?

Answer: No. Following a planned special exposure, the individual doses must be recorded in accordance with 10 CFR 20.2105 (no matter how small) and may not be recorded as routine doses on the Form 5.

(References: 10 CFR 20.1206 and 20.2105)

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