Professional Standards of Practice form the framework to measure the quality of care and service provided by regulated members of the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists. The standards are broadly stated recognizing that practice communities vary, and that practice continues to evolve in response to changes in legislation, technology, and consumer needs.
Standards of Practice describe to the public, those practices considered essential to the provision of high quality care. Those same Standards, in conjunction with entry-to-practice competency statements, are used by educators to design education programs and practice assessments. Regulated members use the Standards of Practice for self-monitoring processes and to facilitate continued learning initiatives.
View a copy of the 2014 Standards of Practice.
Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients amends the Health Professions Act (HPA) speaks specifically to sexual abuse and sexual misconduct by regulated health professionals and introduces a number of new requirements for regulatory health colleges and its members including establishing this new Standard of Practice. For more information on Bill 21, please access the Alberta Government website here: https://www.alberta.ca/protecting-patients-against-sexual-abuse.aspx.
This new Standard Area 5.0. Protection of Patients from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct comes into full force as of April 1, 2019, it must be reviewed, understood and practiced as within the context of the 2014 Standards of Practice document
Click here to view a copy of the Standards of Practice Addendum based on new requirements under the Health Professions Act as of April 1, 2019