Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRC Generic Communications
NRC Information Notices:
Information Notices are issued to addressees to provide significant recently identified information about safety, safeguards, or environmental issues. Addressees are expected to review the information for applicability to their facilities and consider actions, as appropriate, to avoid similar problems.
The following are the most recent IN issued related to medical licensees.
NRC INFORMATION NOTICE 2007-03: REPORTABLE MEDICAL EVENTS INVOLVING
PATIENTS RECEIVING DOSAGES OF SODIUM IODIDE IODINE-131 LESS THAN THE
PRESCRIBED DOSAGE BECAUSE OF CAPSULES REMAINING IN VIALS AFTER ADMINISTRATION [pdf]
Regulatory issue summaries (a new product) are used to (1) document NRC endorsement of the resolution of issues addressed by industry-sponsored initiatives, (2) solicit voluntary licensee participation in staff-sponsored pilot programs, (3) inform licensee of opportunities for regulatory relief, (4) announce staff technical or policy positions not previously communicated to industry or not broadly understood, and (5) address matters previously reserved for administrative letters.
Generic letters request that addressees (1) perform analyses or submit descriptions of proposed corrective actions regarding matters of safety, safeguards, or the environment and submit in writing that they have completed the requests with or without prior NRC approval of the action; (2) submit technical information that NRC needs to perform its functions; or (3) submit proposed changes to technical specifications. By a generic letter, the NRC may also provide the addressees (1) staff technical or policy positions not previously communicated or broadly understood or (2) solicit participation in voluntary pilot programs.