College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO)
O. Reg. 866/93
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act, 2017
Summary of Proposal:
In Ontario, the regulation of health professions is based on a self-governance model. There are 26 health regulatory colleges governing 28 health professions under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and their respective health profession Acts.
Under the RHPA and the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act, 2017 (MRITA), the College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO) is responsible for governing the profession of medical radiation and imaging technology in Ontario. Under these Acts, the CMRITO has the authority to make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including standards and qualifications for certificates of registration. The proposed regulation amendments are subject to prior review by the Minister of Health and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC).
Individuals seeking to practice medical radiation and imaging technology in Ontario are required to be registered with the CMRITO. In order to be successfully registered, applicants must meet the requirements set out in the College's registration regulation to ensure they deliver safe, ethical and high-quality care to members of the public.
The CMRITO is proposing amendments to its registration regulation (O. Reg 866/93) to align it with the MRITA which was proclaimed into force on January 1, 2020.
If adopted, the proposed amendments would:
• Update references from the now replaced Medical Radiation Technology Act, 1991 to the new legislation (e.g., refer to the new name of the profession, etc.);
• Streamline the regulation so that it reflects the similarities of the registration requirements for all five specialities - radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance, and diagnostic medical sonography;
• Remove the reference to the grandparenting period which was granted to diagnostic medical sonographers since the grandparenting period is now closed;
• Expand the existing requirement for applicants to provide information regarding their past and present conduct to include any profession in Ontario or another jurisdiction, not just medical radiation and imaging technology or another health profession;
• Expand the existing requirement for members to provide information regarding findings of professional misconduct, incompetence, incapacity, investigations, or proceedings involving allegations that have occurred in Ontario or another jurisdiction; and
• Remove the schedules listing approved education programs for each of the profession's specialties. Instead, the regulation would enable the CMRITO's Council or a body designated by the Council to approve educational programs that would meet entry to practice requirements of the profession. This approach is consistent with other regulated health professions' registration regulations and provides flexibility in decision-making.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The CMRITO has expressed that the proposed amendments to O.Reg. 866/93 are not anticipated to impose any increased administrative costs to members and/or businesses as they govern the issuance, renewal, and suspension of certificates of registration with the College.
June 12, 2020
Comments Due Date:
July 27, 2020