Often times, the VAT is asked to access ports in the outpatient CT department. Usually there is no order to access these ports. It makes sense to use an existing vascular access device for the injected contrast to avoid a peripheral stick. Sometimes, patients will verbalize that their ports have been used for scans in the past and their doctor has no issue with using it. However, there may be a situation where an ocologist may not want a port accessed for anything other than to infuse chemotherapy. I am concerned that I will someday access a port that an oncologist is reserving only for chemo, and without an order, I would be held accountable. Also, a patient may not know if their port can be used for anything other than chemo. What is your institutions policy/practice in this type of situation? Many times, our radiologist will give VAT permission to use the port, even though the radiologist has no knowledge of what the port is to be used for (especially for oncology patients). What is best practice for our VAT to abide by to avoid potential legal ramifications?