College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO)
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Medical Radiation Technology Act, 1991
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulation was filed on November 19, 2012. The regulation was filed as O. Reg. 375/12. The regulation was published on e-laws on November 21, 2012 and published in the Ontario Gazette on December 8, 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 quality assurance (QA), subject to the prior review of the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
The CMRTO made changes to its QA regulation to address language issues to provide consistency with the amended RHPA, and to ensure that the CMRTO's QA program and QA regulation align with the new QA provisions of the Health Professions Procedural Code (Code), which is Schedule 2 of the RHPA.
Summary of Regulation
The QA program applies to all members of the CMRTO who hold active practice certificates. The QA program includes the following components:
- a requirement for members to complete, each year, a self-assessment and continuing education or professional development activities in order to maintain the knowledge, skills and judgment required to practise the profession in accordance with the CMRTO standards of practice and ethics;
- a requirement for members to maintain records of their self-assessment, continuing education and professional development activities, and to provide these records at the request of the College;
- a peer and practice assessment component that is designed to monitor and identify any area(s) of a member's knowledge, skill and judgment that are unsatisfactory; and
- remediation of a member whose knowledge, skill and judgment is found to be unsatisfactory as a result of a peer and practice assessment.
The regulation also contains a section addressing the collection and use of information regarding the profession and the program.
Contact: Linda Gough, Registrar
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Address: 375 University Ave, Suite 300, Toronto, ON M5G 2J5
November 19, 2012