Health Physics Questions and Answers - Question 378

Question 378: If a worker formerly monitored at the licensee's facility as a "declared pregnant woman," requests that her exposure records be forwarded to her current employer, should related embryo / fetus dose records also be forwarded if not specifically requested?

Answer: No. Regulatory Guide 8.7, Rev. 1, includes the following statement in Section 3.2. "Licensees should be sensitive to the issue of personal privacy with regard to embryo / fetus dose. If requested by a monitored woman, a letter report may be provided to document prior embryo / fetus dose." Otherwise, the embryo / fetus dose records should not be provided.

(Reference: 10 CFR 19.13, 10 CFR 20.1208).

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