Additional and Enhanced Authorization

The Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists Profession Regulation (the Regulation) of the HPA outlines the restricted activities for members, which include procedures considered to be enhanced practice and those that require additional authorizations.

The following passage from the Regulation (Sections 14 through 21) outlines restricted activities and defines enhanced practice for medical diagnostic and therapeutic technologists.

Enhanced practice is when you perform restricted activities that are not primarily authorized for the area of practice in which you’re registered. An example of this would be a radiological technologist preparing or administering medication. This role requires the technologist to be authorized in restricted activities not primarily a principal expectation of practice for radiological technologists.

Additional authorizations differ from enhanced practice in that the additional competencies/restricted activities are included in the specialty’s section of the regulation and additional authorization can be achieved by a technologist upon successful completion of advanced training approved by Council.

Members seeking enhanced or additional authorization are required to complete advanced training approved by Council. When all requirements have been satisfied, the College will indicate a ‘condition of practice’ on your practice permit indicating the achievement of an enhanced practice skill set. Members granted enhanced practice are required to verify the maintenance of competence upon renewal each year.

To apply for an additional or enhanced practice authorization, complete the application form, have it signed by your supervisor and submit it to the College. Check with your supervisor to ensure you have the documents required to support your additional and enhanced authorization application, such as a certificate and/or skills checklist.

The following is a list of enhanced practice authorizations available to College regulated members:

The following is a list of additional authorizations available to College regulated members:

If you have any questions about enhanced practice and additional authorizations, please feel welcome to contact the College by email at or by phone at 780.487.6130 or 1.800.282.2165.