CMRITO members must all demonstrate their commitment to continually improve their practice through continuing education and professional development activities and participating in the CMRITO Quality Assurance (QA) Program.
Our QA Program is a key component to our ongoing professionalism. Its purpose is to assure the profession’s quality of practice, and to promote members’ continuing evaluation, competence, and improvement.
The practice of the profession is constantly evolving. Members' professional roles, responsibilities and accountabilities differ today from yesterday, and will change again in the future.
As a regulated professional, you need to maintain competence in your area of practice. That means continually improving just to stay current. The goal of this program is to assure the public that members' performance meets the profession's standards of practice.
complies with the legislative requirement of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) that the CMRITO establish and maintain a quality assurance program
is consistent with the CMRITO's mandate to regulate the profession and protect the public interest
encourages members to ensure their continuing competence and improvement in a changing environment
allows members to control and direct their own continuing education and professional development
The QA Program also provides members with a method of demonstrating compliance with the CMRITO Practice Standard 8, Continuing Competence, which states:
"Members must have, maintain and apply the necessary knowledge, skills and judgement to ensure safe, effective and ethical outcomes for the patient. Members must maintain competence in their current area of practice and must refrain from acting if not competent. Members must obtain and maintain the necessary knowledge, skills and judgement to respond to changes in practice environments, advances in technology and other emerging issues. Members must participate in the College’s Quality Assurance Program as part of maintaining and improving their competence."
Our Quality Assurance Committee (QA Committee) is responsible for it. The QA Committee is one of the statutory committees of the CMRITO. The QA Committee is separate from the other statutory committees of the CMRITO.
The requirements for the CMRITO QA Program are set out in the Health Professions Procedure Code, Schedule 2 of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) and the quality assurance regulations (O. Reg. 375/12) made under the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act (MRIT Act).