Consultations

We Want Your Input

One of our responsibilities is to develop and implement regulations, by-laws and policies. Your feedback and input into these activities is vital. While our primary goal is to protect the public interest with our policies, your input into them will help us to create more workable and practical solutions. Members can help us to have a better understanding of the issues we need to consider as we develop these new regulations and by-laws, as well as proposed amendments to current regulations and by-laws.

All by-laws and regulations that are developed are considered and approved by CMRTO's Council. We weigh all comments received from members of the public, stakeholders and medical radiation and imaging technologists before moving ahead.

We also post all feedback we receive on our website so that all members can stay current with the discussion, and stakeholders and the public can remain engaged as we develop policies and regulations. This is in accordance with the posting guidelines found in our Social Media Policy.

Closed Consultations 

The Council of the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO) is expecting proclamation into force of the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act, 2017 (MRIT Act) in the near future which will repeal and replace CMRTO’s current governing legislation – the Medical Radiation Technology Act, 1991 (MRT Act).

In anticipation of the coming into force of the MRIT Act, the CMRTO’s Council has approved, for circulation and comment, a new registration regulation to be made under the MRIT Act (Proposed Regulation). Among other things, the Proposed Regulation refers to the new name of the profession and streamlines the regulation so that it reflects the similarities of the registration requirements for all five specialties – radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance and diagnostic medical sonography.

In accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 the Proposed Regulation is being circulated for 60 days to members and stakeholders for comment. Prior to finalizing the Proposed Regulation, Council will consider all comments received by the deadline, keeping in mind the CMRTO’s mandate to protect the public interest.

You are welcome to review the Proposed Regulation and provide your comments in the dedicated consultation forum for the Proposed Regulation. To view the consultation, click here.

The deadline for receipt of comments is June 2, 2019.

Click here to review a summary of the Proposed Regulation and the differences between it and the existing registration regulation made under the Medical Radiation Technology Act, 1991, O. Reg. 866/93 (the Existing Regulation).

Click here to review the Proposed Regulation.

Click here to review a comparison between the Proposed Regulation and the Existing Regulation.

Introduction

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.

Circulation

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.

The Council of the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO) is proposing a regulation to amend the registration regulation made under the Medical Radiation Technology Act, 1991. The amending regulation will enable the CMRTO to register diagnostic medical sonographers as a fifth specialty. It also sets out the registration requirements for an applicant to be issued a certificate of registration in the new specialty. If enacted, it will come into effect at the beginning of 2018.

In accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, the proposed changes are being circulated for 60 days to members and stakeholders for comment. Prior to finalizing the proposed changes, Council will consider all comments, keeping in mind the CMRTO's mandate to protect the public interest.

You are welcome to review these changes and provide your comments in the dedicated consultation forum for the amending regulation.

The deadline for receipt of comments on the proposed changes is October 17, 2017.

Click here to view the proposed changes to the registration regulation

Click here to view the amended registration regulation

To view the consultation click here

The Council of the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO) is proposing a change to By-law No. 28 relating to the register and information to be provided by members of the CMRTO. The proposed changes will primarily affect current members of the CMRTO and, if enacted, would take effect on January 1, 2017.

In accordance with our legislated obligation, the proposed changes were 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.

You are welcome to review the summary of these changes in the dedicated consultation forum for By-law No. 28.

The deadline for receipt of comments on the proposed changes was September 6, 2016.

Click here to view the current version of By-law No. 28

Click here to view the proposed changes to By-law No. 28

To view the consultation click here

The Council of the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO) is proposing revisions to the CMRTO Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics in preparation for the regulation of diagnostic medical sonographers with CMRTO. One of the key objects of the CMRTO is to develop, establish and maintain standards of practice to assure the quality of the practice of the profession. The Standards of Practice set out the minimum requirements for professional practice and conduct for members of CMRTO, and apply at all times and in all practice settings.

CMRTO is circulating a survey to all medical radiation technologists, diagnostic medical sonographers, other health professionals and members of the public to get feedback regarding the proposed revisions. Prior to finalizing the proposed changes, Council will consider all feedback, keeping in mind the CMRTO's mandate to protect the public interest.

The survey will close at midnight on November 30, 2017.