The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, gives the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO or the College) the authority to make by-laws relating to the administration and internal affairs of the College.
The CMRTO’s by-laws are the rules that govern how the CMRTO operates and include information on matters such as Council meetings, fees, professional liability insurance, elections, appointments, the information to be included on the register and the information to be provided to the College by all of its members.
In 2018, the Council of the CMRTO committed to review and update the by-laws to improve plain language and format. Updating the by-laws was also part of the CMRTO’s Transparency Implementation Plan. The goal is to take the current eight by-laws and combine them into one by-law that is more accessible and easier to understand to improve transparency.
Transparency has been a priority for the CMRTO for quite some time. In 2014, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care directed all health regulatory colleges in Ontario to make transparency a priority and make tangible strides to continually increase transparency in college processes and decision-making.
In addition, commencing on January 1, 2018, the CMRTO began registering a fifth specialty, diagnostic medical sonography. The by-laws must also be amended to integrate this new specialty into the College.
The CMRTO is required, under the Health Professions Procedural Code, to circulate certain by-law changes. In accordance with this legislated obligation and also to increase transparency and encourage input, proposed By-law No. 60 is being circulated for 60 days to members and stakeholders for comment.
Prior to finalizing the proposed changes, Council will carefully consider all comments, keeping in mind the CMRTO’s mandate to protect the public interest.
The deadline for receipt of comments on proposed By-law No. 60 is September 7, 2018.
If approved, proposed By-law No. 60 would replace all existing CMRTO by-laws.
You can review the proposed changes and additions in writing here or by webinar presentation here.
To view the consultation, please click here.