The Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists exists so that the public is assured of receiving safe, competent and ethical diagnostic and therapeutic care by a regulated and continually advancing profession.
This is further interpreted into two subcategories: Public Protection and Advancement of the Professions.
E1 Public Protection
1. Competent, ethical practitioners – This is further interpreted to include, but is not limited to:
1.1 There is a valid method of assessing competency.
1.2 All new practitioners meet minimum practice standards.
1.3 All practitioners re-entering their profession meet minimum practice standards.
1.4 All practitioners meet current standards of continuing competence.
1.5 All practitioners adhere to the ACMDTT Code of Ethics.
2. Self-Regulated Professions – This is further interpreted to include, but is not limited to:
2.1 Members abide by their professional obligations.
2.2 There is a mechanism in place for recording complaints about a practitioner.
2.3 There is a fair, consistent process for resolving complaints.
2.4 The professions have control over professional qualifications.
2.5 Professions establish education requirements for registration.
2.6 Professions establish entry to practice standards.
2.6.1 Professions evolve education requirements for practice.
3. Governance Policy Influence – This is further interpreted to include, but is not limited to:
3.1 Government decision-makers have accurate data and convincing evidence related to the regulation of specialties represented by the College.
3.2 All professions related to medical diagnostic and therapeutic professions are self-regulated.
E2 Advancement of the Professions
“Advancement of the Professions” is further interpreted to include, but is not limited to:
1. Excellence in professional practice
1.1 The professions align or exceed national standards.
1.2 Members have access to quality, relevant continuing education.
1.3 Members have opportunities to network and share professional knowledge.
1.4 Members have opportunities to work within evolving scopes of practice.
2. Recognition that medical diagnostic & therapeutic professionals are self-regulated healthcare providers.
2.1 Stakeholders (public, members and health professionals) can distinguish the professions expertise from other healthcare providers.