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CA Governor Signs Radiation Overdose Bill into Law
Health Leaders Media

In the first law of its kind, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will require health facilities to notify the state Department of Public Health any time a patient receives a radiation dose in an imaging scan that exceeds 20% of what was intended.

Effective July 1, 2012, the law requires that CT scanners receive accreditation by an organization approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Jan. 1, 2013.