Updated College Information
Dear NSAMRT and NSSDMS Members,
The Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals Act was passed in May 2013. The Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals Regulations was subsequently submitted to government this September. As we await the approval of the regulations and proclamation it is time to move into the next phase. It is vitally important that technologists, therapists and sonographers step forward to begin the work necessary to transition to a functioning College. With the necessary elements in place, at the time of proclamation the move to operating as a College will appear seamless.
Volunteers are needed to fill a variety of committees as part of the governance structure of the College. Some committees require implementation immediately while others will be formed at a future date.
Serving on College committees will count towards credits that will be required when mandatory CPD comes in to force.
Committee composition will include:
- One Board member
- Registrants of the College (one of which will be Chair)
- May include a member from the public
All committees need to develop
- terms of reference
- operational criteria
- processes for carrying out responsibilities
- ensuring applicants and members meet the criteria required to be licensed to practice.
- developing criteria and guidelines for mandatory continuing professional development (CPD).
- monitoring compliance of mandatory CPD.
- developing criteria for the educational requirements as it relates to changes in scope of practice.
Professional Conduct Committee
- investigating all written complaints received regarding registrants or any matter that may indicate a violation.
- developing the Code of Conduct for the College.
- defining the qualifications required of Board members.
- initiating the search for Board members as required.
- carrying out the election process.
- ensuring that individuals elected to the Board of Directors are qualified and will meet the needs for governing the College effectively and efficiently.
- developing the written rules for the conduct of the College as defined in the Act and Regulations.
- developing processes that dictate the operations of the College for Board approval.
Policy & Procedure
- using the Bylaws to develop the policies and procedures that will form the framework for the operations of the College.
- developing a Code of Ethics.
- developing Standards of Practice.