Radiation Protection Amendment Regulations 1998

1998/354

Radiation Protection Amendment Regulations 1998


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Health.


PURSUANT to section 31(b) of the Radiation Protection Act 1965, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Radiation Protection Amendment Regulations 1998, and are part of the Radiation Protection Regulations 19821 (the principal regulations).

    (2) These regulations come into force on 1 January 1999.

2 Fees
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking regulation 27, and substituting the following regulation:

    27
    • (1) For the purposes of this regulation,—

      • (a) A licence is a simple licence if, and only if, it is a licence of 1 of the following kinds:

        • (i) A licence for therapeutic purposes, issued subject to a restriction to use for superficial therapy only:

        • (ii) A licence for chiropractic diagnostic purposes, dental diagnostic purposes, podiatric diagnostic purposes, or veterinary diagnostic purposes:

        • (iii) A licence for the purposes of pathology tests:

      • (b) A licence is a complex licence if, and only if, it is not a simple licence, and is a licence of 1 of the following kinds:

        • (i) A licence for diagnostic purposes:

        • (ii) A licence for therapeutic purposes:

        • (iii) A licence for the purposes of research on human beings:

        • (iv) A licence for the purposes of medical physics:

        • (v) A licence for the purposes of research involving the use of a particle accelerator.

      (2) Every application for the issue or renewal of a licence under the Act must be accompanied by—

      • (a) A fee of—

        • (i) $190, in the case of a simple licence:

        • (ii) $225, in the case of a licence that is neither a simple licence nor a complex licence:

        • (iii) $300, in the case of a complex licence; and

      • (b) If, in the Director-General's opinion, it is likely that the application will be referred to the Radiation Protection Advisory Council under section 16(3) of the Act, a further fee of $180.

      (3) The Director-General must refund the further fee if the licence or renewal is granted or refused without the application's having been referred to the Radiation Protection Advisory Council

      (4) An application for the issue or renewal of a licence must not be dealt with until the applicant has paid the prescribed fee or fees.

      (5) No fee is payable in respect of—

      • (a) An application for the issue of a licence to use a radioactive material for any purpose, made by the holder of a licence to use any radioactive material for any purpose; or

      • (b) An application for the issue of a licence to use an irradiating apparatus for any purpose, made by the holder of a licence to use any irradiating apparatus for any purpose.

      (6) The fees prescribed by this regulation are inclusive of goods and services tax.

3 Revocation
  • The Radiation Protection Regulations 1982, Amendment No 2 are revoked.

MARIE SHROFF,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 January 1999, increase the fees payable for applications for the issue or renewal of licences under the Radiation Protection Act 1965 to use an irradiating material or apparatus.

Since 1992, the fee has been $50. The new fees are $300 for licences defined as complex licences, $190 for licences defined as simple licences, and $225 for all other licences.

In addition, a further fee of $180 is prescribed for applications likely to be referred to the Radiation Protection Advisory Council. This is intended to cover the costs of referring them to the Council, and must be refunded if any application is dealt with without reference to the Council.

All fees are inclusive of goods and services tax.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 19 November 1998.


  • 1 SR 1982/72