Linda Gough, the CMRTO registrar & CEO has shared the following message regarding the regulation of diagnostic medical sonographers:
Dear members, sonographers and stakeholders:
CMRTO Registrar & CEO message re: regulation of diagnostic medical sonographers
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has requested the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO) to regulate diagnostic medical sonographers with the CMRTO. The necessary regulations made under the Medical Radiation Technology Act come into force on January 1, 2018. Effective January 1, 2019, it will be mandatory for diagnostic medical sonographers to be registered with the CMRTO in order to be legally authorized to practice diagnostic medical sonography in Ontario and to apply soundwaves for diagnostic ultrasound. Individuals currently working in diagnostic medical sonography will have one transitional year to become registered with CMRTO. We welcome sonographers to the CMRTO!