The Code of Ethics is a set of principles that delineates responsible conduct and the ethical and moral behaviour of members of the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO). It has as its foremost goal the welfare and protection of patients and the public. The Code of Ethics provides direction and guidance for all Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) in the province of Ontario. It shall serve as a guide by which they may evaluate their professional conduct as it relates to patients, health care consumers, employers, colleagues and other members of the health care team. It is meant to serve not only MRTs who provide clinical services, but also managers and educators who may be called upon to make judgments about ethical issues. It will also serve CMRTO Committees that may be called upon to make judgments about ethical issues in determining professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity.
The Code of Ethics is intended to help MRTs choose the right, fair, good and just action. Each MRT is personally responsible for behaving according to the ethical principles set down in the Code.
The consideration of ethical issues is an essential component of providing service. The Code of Ethics is to be used in conjunction with the CMRTO's Standards of Practice. Together, these documents provide a model for ensuring safe, effective and ethical professional performance to ensure safe, effective and ethical outcomes for patients.
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