Jurisprudence Course

As regulated health professionals, medical radiation and imaging technologists have tremendous responsibilities. In order to live up to them, members need to understand not only what they are, but why they are. Our work is governed by complex laws, legislation, and ethics. That’s why all members are required to have completed a course in jurisprudence approved by the College. This Jurisprudence Course was created to give you the necessary background and understanding of these laws, regulations, and standards of practice that each member must meet.

This course is not an in-depth study of all the complex legislation governing our work in Ontario. The seven learning modules are designed as an overview of relevant regulations and laws. If a member wants to delve deeper, please refer directly to the statutes, regulations, and guidelines referenced in the course.

Members and individuals reinstating their membership can access the Jurisprudence Course and quiz by logging into your QA ePortfolio and clicking on the Jurisprudence tab. Please click here to view all Jurisprudence modules in French


If you are an applicant you must successfully complete the Jurisprudence Course. The quiz is not yet available to applicants at this time. To complete the Jurisprudence Course, you must complete the following three sections:

Section 1 contains the seven modules: review all seven modules

Section 2 contains links to legislation, policies and guidelines that are applicable to all specialties (Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Magnetic Resonance and Diagnostic Medical Sonography). Review all links.

Section 3 contains the Certificate of Completion. Once you have completed sections 1 and 2, print, sign and date the certificate and submit it with your application.

In this module you will learn about:

In this module you will learn about:

  • Who is responsible for establishing standards of practice for the profession
  • How the CMRITO Standards of Practice set expectations of professional practice for members
  • How standards of practice are used by managers, educators, the public and the CMRITO
  • The standards of practice and examples of some indicators for each of the following areas
    • Legislation standards and ethics
    • Equipment and material
    • Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
    • Safe practice
    • Relationship with patients
    • Professional relationships
    • Records and reporting
    • Continuing competence

In this module you will learn about:

  • The goal of a quality assurance program
  • What theRegulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) requires a quality assurance program to include
  • The role of the Quality Assurance Committee
  • The components of the CMRITO’s quality assurance (QA) program, including
    • QA annual declaration
    • QA Portfolio
    • Multi-source feedback assessments
    • Individual practice assessments

In this module you will learn about:

  • The importance of orders in a CMRITO member’s practice
  • Different kinds of orders, including
    • Direct orders
    • Medical directives or protocols
  • Who has the authority to order procedures & treatments
  • Other conditions that must be met prior to performing a procedure or starting a treatment plan
  • What a member should do if they have concerns about an order or treatment plan
  • A decision-making guide for members implementing a procedure
  • Delegation

In this module you will learn about:

  • CMRITO’s sexual abuse prevention program and zero tolerance philosophy
  • How sexual abuse is defined in theRegulated Health Professions Act, 1991
  • Communication and touching principles for members of the CMRITO
  • Members' obligation to report sexual abuse
  • Members' obligation to report child abuse
  • Facility & employer reporting requirements

In this module you will learn about:

In this module you will learn about:

  • Health Care Consent Act including
    • Elements of consent
    • Definitions including
      • Capable
      • Proposer
      • Treatment
      • Course and plan of treatment
    • Activities not considered to be treatment
    • Who is authorized to give consent (substitute decision makers)
    • Exceptions in emergency treatment
  • Consent guidelines for members of CMRITO
  • Steps to obtaining consent

2. Legislation, Policies and Guidelines

Review the Legislation, Policies and Guidelines applicable to the specialty for which you are applying:

Note: The legislation, policies and guidelines set out below are applicable to all specialties (radiography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance and diagnostic medical sonography) unless otherwise indicated:

Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and Regulations

Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act, 2017 and Regulations

Health Care Consent Act
CMRITO Sexual Abuse Prevention Program
Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act and Regulations

Nuclear Safety and Control Act and Regulations

3. Complete the Certificate

Complete the Certificate of Completion of the course in jurisprudence set and approved by the CMRITO.

Please print, complete, sign and date the Certificate of Completion and submit the signed certificate with your completed Application for Registration or Application for Reinstatement to the CMRITO.

Please note that, if you are an applicant who completed a program in a specialty of medical radiation and imaging technology outside of Canada, you may complete this requirement after the Registration Committee has assessed your educational program(s) and experience in medical radiation and imaging technology.