Welcome to the MAMRT Self-Regulation site!
Our hope is to educate you about self-regulation, reassure you the focus is to protect the public interest, and excite you to promote your profession through health care delivery, advocacy, and continuing education. For over ten years the MAMRT and our Self-Regulation Committee have been working towards this goal!
As the last province to do so, we have requested the Manitoba Government for the privilege of self-regulation with our application to the Health Professions Advisory Council (HPAC) submitted in October 2021 and in accordance with The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA)
On December 6, 2021, the Minister of Health and Seniors Care formally referred the applications for self-regulation of Medical Imaging and Radiation Technologists to the Health Professions Advisory Council (HPAC) for investigation and advice regarding whether medical radiation technologists should be regulated under The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) in Manitoba.
The MAMRT now must wait for the HPAC to proceed with the review and investigation of MAMRT’s application for self-regulation of Medical Imaging and Radiation Technologists under the RHPA. Subject to HPAC’s direction, the hope is the review MAMRT’s application will start in early winter 2022/23. Then HPAC will consider whether they will proceed with public presentations and following that, research, legal analysis and writing of the final report will also need to take place. This review may take at least another year or two to complete.
Once granted self-regulation status, the college will be created and will regulate Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technologists (MIRTT’s) in five specialties: radiologic technology, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance and diagnostic medical sonography.
The college will be responsible for protecting and promoting public interest by:
Regulating the practice of the profession - primarily, to serve and protect the public interest by ensuring MIRTT’s are qualified and practicing professionally so as to minimize and mitigate any risks to the public that may arise.
Defining the criteria for registration, licensing, and certification of members.
Providing guidance to members in the form of code of ethics, rules of professional conduct and standards of practice.
Ensuring currency in knowledge and skill through a continued competence program
Maintaining a public registry which contains detailed information about registered members
Investigating complaints and disciplining members, where appropriate.
(Above information referenced from Legislation & Policies / Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists. (samrt.org) and Public Profile · CMRITO Portal)
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SELF-REGULATION IN MANITOBA:
The Regulated Health Professions Act Overview and Guidance Document Revised January 18, 2018
Self-Regulation Fast Facts for Medical Radiation Technologists & Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Self-Regulation for Medical Radiation Technologists & Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about the self-regulation of the MRIT (Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologist) profession in Canada through the Alliance of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologist Regulators of Canada website: www.amritrc.ca