The Employer section has been designed with managers and directors unique needs in mind. MRTs often seek the advice and guidance of their employers and it is important to the CMRTO to provide managers with the information that they need to help their employees.
Under "In This Section" you will find a collection of articles from the CMRTO newsletter, Insights, that have been curated for employers to help them answer some commonly asked questions that their employees may pose.
The "Related Links" section will take you to different areas of the website that contain important information for managers to be familiar with.
Also be sure to visit the "What's New" section found at the bottom of every page of the website for the latest updates from the CMRTO.
The online public register - a tool for employers
The online public register is one of the most important tools for employers as it allows you to verify that your employees are active in their respective specialty. The public register contains the most up-to-date information available from the CMRTO on the status and specialty of a member. It is a useful tool for managers and HR departments to check whether MRTs employed or being hired at their facility are active members of the CMRTO. They can also confirm which specialty(ies) members are registered in (radiography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and/or magnetic resonance). However, it is important for employers to be aware that members are still active, even if they do not pay their renewal fees, until their certificate of registration is suspended. If a member has not paid the renewal and late fees within a three month period following the due date (the member’s birthday), the certificate of registration will be suspended for failure to pay fees. At that time, the suspension will be displayed in the public register and will be published in the next edition of the CMRTO newsletter, Insights, providing the person’s certificate of registration is still suspended at the time of publication.
No more registration wallet cards
June 2012, the CMRTO stopped issuing annual registration wallet cards to members. This reduced the incidence of forged, lost or stolen cards, and also changed the way MRTs provide proof to their employers of their membership status. Confirmation of a member’s registration and membership status (active, suspended etc.) is now available to employers on the online public register. If asked to verify their membership status, an employee will provide you with a printout of their information from the online public register.
Employers can also check the membership status of an MRT at any time. You may search the register by First Name, Last Name or by Primary Place of Practice. It is important to remember that the public register displays a member’s legal name. The CMRTO does not use short forms or variations of this legal name. The exception to this is when an MRT has filled out and submitted to the CMRTO the Request from Member to add a given name used in practice to the Register from. Employers can search for members who have added the name they use in practice to the public register can be searched by that name using the Practice Name filed on the public register. If your search results come up empty, please contact the CMRTO.
Mandatory reporting for MRTs
Mandatory reporting refers to the obligation under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) and the Health Professions Procedural Code for MRTs, employers and facility operators to file written reports to the CMRTO in a number of circumstances.
Mandatory reporting is considered an essential professional obligation because it is the best means of ensuring that instances of professional misconduct, incompetence, professional negligence, sexual abuse or concerns regarding incapacity are brought to the attention of the College. It is the responsibility of the CMRTO to review or investigate any report in the context of its self-regulatory role to protect the public from harm. Click on the link "Mandatory reporting for MRTs" under Related Links for further information about mandatory reporting.
The right to use the protected title "medical radiation technologist" is one of the most important rights granted to members of the CMRTO under the Medical Radiation Technology Act. It is the responsibility of the CMRTO to protect the public of Ontario from unqualified practitioners by making sure that only those qualified are allowed to practise as MRTs in the province. But we depend on members, the public and very importantly employers to bring forward any cases in which someone appears to be holding him or herself out to be and MRT without being a member of the CMRTO. Please be sure to check the Professional Conduct page for a list of names of those who have been found guilty by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice of illegal practice.
Employers are strongly encouraged to use the Public Register of Members to verify the membership status of every MRT they employ.
Employers help ensure that MRTs are registered with the CMRTO, that they are competent and that they are aware of legislation and policies and are acting in accordance with them. The CMRTO hopes that the Employers section will function as a valuable resource for managers and directors that shows how you can help MRTs comply with their obligations to CMRTO.