Authority to issue licenses and certificates of radiation workers from April 15, 2022

The Ministry of Science and Technology has issued Circular 02/2022/TT-BKHCN guiding the conduct of radiation work and service activities to support the application of atomic energy. Accordingly, from April 15, 2022, the authority to grant licenses to conduct radiation work and certificates of radiation workers is regulated as follows:

Authority to issue licenses and certificates of radiation workers from April 15, 2022

Authority to issue licenses and certificates of radiation workers from April 15, 2022 (Illustration image)

1. Authority of the Ministry of Science and Technology

Pursuant to Clause 1, Article 2 of Circular 02/2022/TT-BKHCN stipulating that the Ministry of Science and Technology issues permits for the following jobs:

- Operating irradiation equipment for sterilization, mutagenesis and material handling (industrial use);

- Producing and processing radioactive substances;

- Transport in transit of source nuclear materials and nuclear materials;

- Packing and transporting source nuclear materials and nuclear materials;

- Import of source nuclear materials, nuclear materials and nuclear equipment;

- Export of source nuclear materials, nuclear materials and nuclear equipment.

(Compared to the current one, the authority to issue radiation worker certificates is removed for the chief engineer of a nuclear reactor, the chief of a nuclear reactor operator's shift, a nuclear fuel manager, and a reactor operator) nuclear reaction).

2. Authority of the Department of Radiation and Nuclear Safety

According to Clause 2, Article 2 of Circular 02/2022/TT-BKHCN , the Department of Radiation and Nuclear Safety is competent to issue Licenses, Registration Certificates, Radiation Worker Certificates, and Practice Certificates, except for the following cases: specified in items 1 , 3  and 4 .

3. Authority of Atomic Energy Department

Clause 3, Article 2 of Circular 02/2022/TT-BKHCN stipulates that the Atomic Energy Agency shall grant registration certificates and practice certificates for the following services:

- Consulting technology in the field of atomic energy, including: Consulting on radiation technology, consulting on nuclear technology for organizations and individuals conducting activities in the field of atomic energy;

- Evaluation of radiation technology and nuclear technology; assessment of radiation technology and nuclear technology;

- Professional training and retraining for individuals performing the above-mentioned services.

(This is a new content added to Circular 08/2010/TT-BKHCN )

4. Competence of the agency specialized in science and technology under the People's Committee of the province

According to Clause 4, Article 2 of Circular 02/2022/TT-BKHCN , the specialized agency for science and technology under the People's Committee of the province grants licenses to organizations and individuals to use diagnostic X-ray equipment in healthcare. and Certificate of radiation worker for the person in charge of safety at medical diagnostic X-ray facilities operating in the province or city according to the provisions of Circular 01/2021/TT-BKHCN .

Note:

- If medical diagnostic X-ray equipment is installed and used in a province, a specialized agency in science and technology under the People's Committee of that province shall issue a license.

For example: X-ray equipment for medical diagnosis of an organization or individual whose head office is located in province A but is installed and used in province B, the People's Committee of province B shall issue a license to use the x-ray equipment. medical diagnosis.

- When portable X-ray equipment is used in different provinces, the licensing authority of the specialized agency in science and technology belongs to the People's Committee of the province where the organization or individual registers their business or registration. work.

In addition, the licensing agency, registration certificate, radiation worker certificate, practicing certificate has the authority to amend, supplement, extend and re-issue according to the provisions of Decree  142/2020/ND- CP .

Circular 02/2022/TT-BKHCN takes effect from April 15, 2022; replace Circular  08/2010/TT-BKHCN and Circular  06/2016/TT-BKHCN .

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