The CMRITO regulates medical radiation and imaging technologists in Ontario. In Ontario, regulated health professions are governed under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and health profession Acts (for the CMRITO, the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act, 2017). This legislative framework establishes health regulatory colleges, which regulate the professions in the public interest. Health regulatory colleges are responsible for ensuring that regulated health professionals provide health services in a safe, effective and ethical manner. CMRITO does this by ensuring that medical radiation and imaging technologists are competent to practice and are practising professionally.
CMRITO’s powers and duties derive from this legislative framework. The CMRITO Council recognizes these obligations as the central mandate of the organization.
CMRITO’s mission is a statement of organizational purpose and reflects the core mandate as set out in legislation:
‘The mission of the CMRITO is to regulate the profession of medical radiation and imaging technology to serve and protect the public interest.’
CMRITO’s vision describes the organization as we work toward achieving our goals and our full potential and shapes our direction.
The CMRITO is a future-focused, responsive, collaborative regulator committed to excellence.
CMRITO’s values shape the organizational culture and we seek to demonstrate these values in our decision-making and actions:
Building on its previous strategic plan and following a number of planning sessions and robust discussions, the CMRTO Council developed the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan which was approved in December 2016. One of the main strategic goals was to contribute and respond to government initiatives to ensure the continued protection of the public by facilitating the regulation of diagnostic medical sonographers with CMRTO.
This was achieved through the regulation for CMRTO to register diagnostic medical sonographers as a fifth specialty starting January 1, 2018; the regulation requiring diagnostic medical sonographers to be registered with CMRTO in order to be legally authorized to practice the profession and to apply soundwaves for diagnostic ultrasound on January 1, 2019; and the passing of the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act, 2017 (MRIT Act) in December 2017.
The MRIT Act came into force on January 1, 2020. The MRIT Act repealed and replaced the Medical Radiation Technology Act, and change the name of CMRTO to the College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO).
When the CMRTO transitions to the CMRITO in 2020, we will be updating our standards, regulatory processes, governance tools and communications.