HPRAC report on recommendations for the regulation of diagnostic sonographers

On August 24, 2015, Minister Hoskins released the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC) report on recommendations for the regulation of diagnostic sonographers. One of the recommendations outlined in the report is that diagnostic sonographers be regulated with CMRTO. The health bulletin and the links to the report can be found here: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/news/bulletin/2015/hb_20150824.aspx

In developing its report, HPRAC reviewed the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences’ (OAMRS) application regarding the regulation of diagnostic sonography, and conducted an extensive three month public and stakeholder consultation. The position of the CMRTO is that it is in the best interest of the public of Ontario to regulate diagnostic sonographers with medical radiation technologists under one regulatory College. The OAMRS application, the CMRTO response and all the stakeholder comments can be found on the HPRAC website here: http://www.hprac.org/en/projects/Diagnostic_Sonographers.asp

CMRTO looks forward to discussions with the Ministry and other stakeholders on prospective next steps on this important public protection initiative.