NRC Responds to ASNC-initiated Request on Virtual Training for Generator Elution
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has responded to the ASNC-spearheaded effort to reduce the Training & Education burden affecting fellows-in-training who were unable to attend commercial radiopharmacies training due to COVID-19 closures of these facilities.A letter posted by the NRC on Friday, Sept. 18, states that the NRC has granted a request by the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC) to permit FITs seeking Board certification to fulfill this requirement virtually through Dec. 31, 2020, due to COVID-19 restrictions.
In addition, the NRC response states:
“The NRC staff is prepared to consider, on an expedited basis, requests for an exemption from the requirement to obtain the hands-on work experience described in 35.290(c)(1)(ii)(G). These exemptions may be requested in accordance with in 10 CFR 30.11, ‘Exemptions.' The requirement in 10 CFR 35.290(c)(1)(ii)(G) applies to NRC licensees and specialty boards whose certification processes have been recognized by the NRC. As such, any requests for an exemption from the requirement in 10 CFR 35.290(c)(1)(ii)(G) must be submitted by a licensee or an NRC recognized specialty board."
For details on CBNC eligibility and training attestation requirements, contact the CBNC at CBNC@APCA.org or 240.631.8151.
As always, ASNC will keep you updated on this and other advocacy issues affecting your training program and trainees.