QA Glossary

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, registrants are authorized to perform. These are known as authorized acts. There are five acts authorized to CMRITO registrants.
  • On-going activities you participate in to increase your knowledge, skills and judgment related to your job as a registrant.
  • 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 registrants 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 registrant at the time of their annual renewal of registration. Registrant confirm whether they have complied with the requirements of the QA program and that they understand the requirements of the QA program.
  • The QA ePortfolio is completed each calendar year by every registrant. It includes a self-assessment based on the standards of practice, a QA profile which describes the registrant's practice and a method to keep a record of continuing education and professional development activities completed each year. Each registrant is required to complete and record at least 25 hours of continuing education and professional development activities each year. A registrant may be requested to submit the QA ePortfolio 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 registrants. The Standards of Practice describe what each CMRITO registrant is accountable and responsible for in practice. They represent performance criteria for registrants 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 registrants need in order to perform the services and procedures that fall within the scope of practice of the profession.