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The following is a quick reference list of terms and definitions that may help you as you work through the Quality Assurance Portfolio.
The Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act sets out which of the 14 controlled acts as set out in the Regulated Health Professions Act, members are authorized to perform. These are known as authorized acts. There are five acts authorized to CMRITO members.
A front-line member applying the skills of the profession directly to the patient.
On-going activities you participate in to increase your knowledge, skills and judgment related to your job as a member.
Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act, 1990
Health Care Consent Act, 1996
Independent Health Facilities Act, 1990
Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act, 2017
Public Hospitals Act
The QA Committee is one of the CMRITO's statutory committees, and it is comprised of Council members (professional and public) and CMRITO members who have been appointed to the Committee. The role of the QA Committee is to administer the QA program in accordance with the RHPA, the QA regulation and any other applicable law.
The Quality Assurance declaration is completed each year by every member at the time of their annual renewal of registration. Members confirm whether they have complied with the requirements of the QA program and that they understand the requirements of the QA program.
The QA Portfolio is completed each calendar year by every member. It includes a self-assessment based on the standards of practice, a QA profile which describes the member's practice and a method to keep a record of continuing education and professional development activities completed each year. Each member is required to complete and record at least 25 hours of continuing education and professional development activities each year. A member may be requested to submit the QA Portfolio for assessment by the CMRTO Quality Assurance Committee (QA Committee).
Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991
The Standards of Practice have been developed by the College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO) to describe the expectations for professional practice of members. The Standards of Practice describe what each CMRITO member is accountable and responsible for in practice. They represent performance criteria for members and can be used to interpret the scope of practice to the public and other health care professionals.
The Standards of Practice reflect the knowledge, skills and judgement that members need in order to perform the services and procedures that fall within the scope of practice of the profession.