Within our industry, there is so much talk on the need for regulation for Laser and IPL services. While there have been several attempts to achieve regulated mandatory standards, an appropriate outcome has not been reached, despite two extensive efforts over several years involving comprehensive work undertaken by several industry-leading bodies under the auspices of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA). Meanwhile, the incidents of burns continue to escalate, and industry bodies are once again pressing for the issue of regulations to be revisited. Dr Stephen Newberyis Principal Health Physicist, Department of Health for Tasmania. Dr Newbery was responsible for setting up the Tasmanian regulations. He understands the needs first-hand and is a foremost expert in the issue of regulations and radiation health.
In this lecture he will present:
- Update on the status for regulation in radiation health
- Gain clarity on the process
- What course of action the industry must take to minimise risks
- A review of the Tasmanian model and what has been achieved