CMRTO is pleased to release two new publications, What you must know … about performing procedures for medical radiation and imaging technologists and What you must know about  mandatory reporting for CMRTO members. The What you must know about  line of publications are designed to explain legal requirements in plain language, identifying what CMRTO members must know, understand and apply in their practice.

What you must know about … performing procedures for medical radiation and imaging technologists includes information about:

  • performing procedures within the scope of practice of the profession
  • having the knowledge, skills and judgement to perform a procedure
  • ensuring that the appropriate order authorizing the performance of a procedure, treatment or intervention is in place prior to performing that procedure, treatment or intervention
  • performing procedures in accordance with the Standards of Practice
  • fetal ultrasound for non-medical purposes
  • issues affecting students and applicants prior to their registration with CMRTO

In addition to this comprehensive collection of information, WYMKA … performing procedures also includes a decision-making guide for performing a procedure - a practical and useful tool that all medical radiation and imaging technologists will find helpful in carrying out their responsibilities.

What you must know about … mandatory reporting is an updated version of an earlier publication of the same name. This publication outlines the obligation of members of the CMRTO, employers and facility operators to file written reports to the College under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Health Professions Procedural Code, identifying when the actions and behaviours of medical radiation and imaging technologists must be reported to the CMRTO.

Mandatory reporting is required when CMRTO members, employers and facility operators are aware of or suspect:

  • professional misconduct
  • incompetence
  • professional negligence
  • sexual abuse
  • incapacity

from themselves or other CMRTO members.

Once an issue has been identified and a report has been filed with the CMRTO, it is the responsibility of the College to investigate to ensure the public is protected from harm.

All CMRTO members and applicants are responsible for reviewing these two documents thoroughly to ensure that you understand and are able to apply the information to your daily responsibilities as a medical radiation and imaging technologist.

Copies of these publications are available by clicking on the following links:

What you must know about … performing procedures for medical radiation and imaging technologists

What you must know about … mandatory reporting

As well, please note that CMRTO will be hosting free webinars about these publications on Thursday, November 15th and Thursday, November 22nd.

Please click here to register for What you must know about … performing procedures for medical radiation and imaging technologists on November 15th at 1 pm.

Please click here to register for What you must know about … mandatory reporting on November 22nd at 1 pm.

If you have any questions about these publications, or require additional information, please contact CMRTO at communications@cmrto.org

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