College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Medical Radiation Technology Act, 1991
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulation was filed on October 19, 2012. The regulation was filed as O. Reg. 319/12. The regulation was published on e-laws on October 23, 2012 and will be published in the Ontario Gazette November 3, 2012.
Summary of Proposal:
Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Medical Radiation Technology Act, 1991, the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO) is responsible for governing the self regulating profession of medical radiation technology in Ontario.
Under these Acts, the CMRTO may make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including professional misconduct, subject to the prior review by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
Summary of Proposal
The CMRTO made changes to its professional misconduct regulation to address language issues to provide consistency with the amended RHPA, provide a way to enforce the decisions of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee and specify acts of professional misconduct which are consistent with the professional misconduct regulations of other health regulatory Colleges.
The specific amendments address issues related to:
- Practising the profession while the member's certificate of registration is suspended
- Failing to appear before a panel of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee to be cautioned
- Failing to comply with a requirement or order of a Committee or a panel of a Committee of the College
- Failing to carry out an undertaking given to the College or breaching an agreement entered into with the College
- Failing to respond appropriately within the time specified or within 30 days where no time is specified to a written communication from the College that asks for a response
- Failing to co-operate with an investigator of the College or with an investigator of another College on production by the investigator of his or her appointment under section 75 of the Health Professions Procedural Code
- Failing to co-operate with an assessor appointed by the Registrar under the Independent Health Facilities Act, including refusing to allow the assessor to enter, at a reasonable time, the premises where the member practises for the purpose of conducting an assessment
These amendments provide the CMRTO with additional tools to govern its members in the public interest by, amongst other things, strengthening its ability to enforce compliance with the orders issued by its committees.
Contact: Linda Gough, Registrar
Toll Free: 1-800-563-5847
Address: 375 University Ave, Suite 300, Toronto, ON M5G 2J5
October 19, 2012