Resources

There are many documents that help guide a regulated College member’s practice. We’ve included a list of them here in alphabetical order; please click on the document name to view more information about how the document applies to practice and to access the most up-to-date link to it.

Bylaws

Council establishes the bylaws respecting the governance of the College and the management and conduct of its affairs.

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Code of Ethics

The College’s Code of Ethics represents the profession’s vision of practice in the interest of the public. It serves to inspire regulated members to uphold the integrity of the profession and the trust of the public.

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Competency Profiles

The Entry-to-Practice Competency Profiles identify the minimum learning outcomes required for each of the specialties. The College recognizes that achievement of entry-level proficiency in each competency requires unique cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning.

Electroencephalography Competency Profile

Electroneurophysiology Technologists (ENP) perform electroencephalograms (EEG) and/or evoked potential examinations. The College has established its own competency profile for electroencephalography technology.

View the current Electroencephalography Competency Profile

Magnetic Resonance Technology Competency Profile

The College has adopted the National Competency Profile (NCP) maintained by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) for the medical radiation technology specialties that it regulates. Previous competency profiles for these specialties have been rescinded. The College acknowledges that the NCP reflects current practice in Alberta.

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Nuclear Medicine Technology Competency Profile

The College has adopted the National Competency Profile (NCP) maintained by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) for the medical radiation technology specialties that it regulates. Previous competency profiles for these specialties have been rescinded. The College acknowledges that the NCP reflects current practice in Alberta.

View the current Nuclear Medicine Technology Competency Profile

Radiation Therapy Competency Profile

The College has adopted the National Competency Profile (NCP) maintained by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) for the medical radiation technology specialties that it regulates. Previous competency profiles for these specialties have been rescinded. The College acknowledges that the NCP reflects current practice in Alberta.

View the current Radiation Therapy Competency Profile

Radiological Technology Competency Profile

The College has adopted the National Competency Profile (NCP) maintained by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) for the medical radiation technology specialties that it regulates. Previous competency profiles for these specialties have been rescinded. The College acknowledges that the NCP reflects current practice in Alberta.

View the current Radiological Technology Competency Profile

Health Professions Act

The Health Professions Act (HPA) provides a framework for governance and defines the requirements that regulated health professions in Alberta need to follow to provide safe and competent care to the public.

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The following passage from the HPA (Schedule 12, Section 3) defines the acceptable practice of medical diagnostic and therapeutic technologists.

Schedule 12, Section 3
Practice
  • 3(1) In their practice, medical diagnostic and therapeutic technologists do one or more of the following:
    • (a) apply ionizing radiation, non-ionizing radiation and other forms of energy to produce diagnostic images,
    • (b) evaluate the technical sufficiency of the images,
    • (c) use ionizing radiation, non-ionizing radiation and other forms of energy for treatment purposes,
    • (d) teach, manage and conduct research in the science, techniques and practice of medical diagnostic and therapeutic technology,
    • (d.1) assess the medical condition and needs of patients before, during and after the procedure described in clause (a), and
    • (e) provide restricted activities authorized by the regulations.
  • (2) In their professional practice, electroneurophysiology technologists do one or more of the following:
    • (a) use sensitive electronic equipment to record and evaluate the electrical activity of patients’ central and peripheral nervous systems to assist physicians, surgeons and other health professionals in diagnosing diseases, injuries and abnormalities;
    • (a.01) evaluate the technical sufficiency of the recordings made under clause (a);
    • (a.02) assess the medical condition and needs of patients before, during and after the procedure described in clause (a);
    • (a.1) teach, manage and conduct research in the science, techniques and practice of electroneurophysiology;
    • (b) provide restricted activities authorized by the regulations.

RSA 2000 cH-7 Sched. 12 s3;2003 c39 s9;2008 c34 s24;
2016 c9 s13

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Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists Profession Regulation

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.

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

Sections 14-21
Restricted Activities
Radiological technologists
  • 14(1) A regulated member who is registered in the radiological technologist general register or the radiological technologist temporary register category of the regulated members register is authorized to perform in accordance with the standards of practice the following restricted activities:
    • (a) apply any form of ionizing radiation in conjunction with medical radiography;
    • (b) apply non-ionizing radiation in lithotripsy;
    • (c) administer diagnostic imaging contrast agents for the purpose of conducting diagnostic scans and imaging of body tissue;
    • (d) insert or remove instruments, devices or fingers
      • (i) beyond the opening of the urethra,
      • (ii) beyond the anal verge, and
      • (iii) into an artificial opening in the body for the purpose of administering diagnostic examinations in medical radiography.
  • (2) A person referred to in subsection (1) who has completed advanced training approved by the Council and who has received notification from the Registrar that the authorization is indicated on the appropriate category of the regulated members register may perform in accordance with the standards of practice the following restricted activities:
    • (a) to cut a body tissue or to perform other invasive procedures on body tissue below the dermis for the purpose of starting an intravenous line;
    • (b) to apply non-ionizing radiation for the purpose of ultrasound imaging.

AR 61/2005 s14;113/2009

Nuclear medicine technologists
  • 15(1) A regulated member who is registered in the nuclear medicine technologist general register or the nuclear medicine technologist temporary register category of the regulated members register is authorized to perform in accordance with the standards of practice the following restricted activities:
    • (a) apply any form of ionizing radiation in conjunction with nuclear medicine;
    • (b) compound or administer blood or blood products to perform autologous procedures;
    • (c) administer radiopharmaceuticals, radiolabelled substances, radioactive gases or radioaerosols for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes;
    • (d) cut a body tissue, or administer anything by an invasive procedure on body tissue below the dermis, for the purpose of administering injections or for starting an intravenous line;
    • (e) insert or remove instruments or devices beyond the opening of the urethra for the purpose of administering diagnostic examinations in nuclear medicine.
  • (2) A person referred to in subsection (1) who has completed advanced training approved by the Council and who has received notification from the Registrar that the authorization is indicated on the appropriate category of the regulated members register may, in accordance with the standards of practice, apply non-ionizing radiation for the purpose of ultrasound imaging.

AR 61/2005 s15;113/2009

Radiation therapists
  • 16(1) A regulated member who is registered in the radiation therapist general register or the radiation therapist temporary register category of the regulated members register is authorized to perform in accordance with the standards of practice the following restricted activities:
    • (a) apply any form of ionizing radiation in conjunction with radiation therapy;
    • (b) administer diagnostic imaging contrast agents for the purpose of conducting diagnostic scans and imaging of body tissue;
    • (c) insert or remove instruments, devices, hands or fingers
      • (i) beyond the cartilaginous portion of the ear canal,
      • (ii) beyond the pharynx,
      • (iii) beyond the opening of the urethra,
      • (iv) beyond the labia majora,
      • (v) beyond the anal verge, and
      • (vi) into an artificial opening in the body for the purpose of radiation treatment.
  • (2) A person referred to in subsection (1) who has completed advanced training approved by the Council and who has received notification from the Registrar that the authorization is indicated on the appropriate category of the regulated members register may perform in accordance with the standards of practice the following restricted activities:
    • (a) to cut a body tissue or to perform other invasive procedures on body tissue below the dermis for the purpose of starting an intravenous line;
    • (b) to apply non-ionizing radiation for the purpose of ultrasound imaging.

AR 61/2005 s16;113/2009

Magnetic resonance technologists
  • 17(1) A regulated member who is registered in the magnetic resonance technologist general register or the magnetic resonance technologist temporary register category of the regulated members register is authorized to perform in accordance with the standards of practice the following restricted activities:
    • (a) apply non-ionizing radiation in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging;
    • (b) administer diagnostic imaging contrast agents for the purpose of conducting diagnostic scans and imaging of body tissue;
    • (c) insert or remove instruments or devices beyond the opening of the urethra or beyond the anal verge for the purposes of conducting diagnostic scans and imaging of body tissue.
  • (2) A person referred to in subsection (1) who has completed advanced training approved by the Council and who has received notification from the Registrar that the authorization is indicated on the appropriate category of the regulated members register may perform in accordance with the standards of practice the following restricted activities:
    • (a) to cut a body tissue or to perform other invasive procedures on body tissue below the dermis for the purpose of starting an intravenous line;
    • (b) to apply non-ionizing radiation for the purpose of ultrasound imaging.

AR 61/2005 s17;113/2009

Electroneurophysiology technologists
  • 18 If a regulated member who is registered in the electroneurophysiology technologist general register or the electroneurophysiology technologist temporary register category of the regulated members register
    • (a) has provided evidence satisfactory to the Registrar of having successfully completed the requirements approved by the Council to perform the restricted activity described in this section, and
    • (b) has received notification from the Registrar that the authorization is indicated on the appropriate category of the regulated members register,
  • the regulated member may perform in accordance with the standards of practice the restricted activity of cutting a body tissue or administering anything by an invasive procedure on body tissue for the purpose of using needle electrodes.

AR 61/2005 s18;113/2009

Enhanced practice
  • 19(1) A regulated member who is registered in
    • (a) one of the medical radiation technologist general register categories of the regulated members register listed in section 2(a),
    • (b) the medical radiation technologist courtesy register listed in section 2(c),
    • (c) the electroneurophysiology technologist general register category of the regulated members register listed in section 2(d), or
    • (d) the electroneurophysiology technologist courtesy register category of the regulated members register listed in section 2(f)
  • may perform a restricted activity that is not authorized in respect of that regulated member’s area of practice but only if
    • (e) the restricted activity is one that is authorized to be performed by another regulated member who is registered in another area of practice under this Regulation,
    • (f) the regulated member has completed the advanced training approved by the Council, and
    • (g) the regulated member has received notification from the Registrar that the authorization is indicated on the appropriate category of the regulated members register.
  • (2) The Registrar may impose any conditions in accordance with policies and standards set by the Council on a regulated member referred to in subsection (1).

AR 61/2005 s19;113/2009

Duty of regulated members
  • 20 Despite sections 14 to 19, regulated members must restrict themselves to performing only those restricted activities that they are competent to perform and that are appropriate to their areas of practice and the procedures being performed.
Students, supervision
  • 21(1) A student who is enrolled in an approved medical radiation technology program or an electroneurophysiology technology program satisfactory to the Council or who is enrolled in a combined laboratory and x-ray sciences program approved by the council of the Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-ray Technologists is permitted to perform restricted activities referred to in sections 14 to 18 as part of a clinical practicum with the consent of and under the supervision of a regulated member who is registered on the electroneurophysiology technologist general or courtesy register or the medical radiation technologist general or courtesy register.
  • (2) The supervising member must
    • (a) be authorized to perform the restricted activity in respect of which the member is providing supervision, and
    • (b) be physically present and available to assist the student with performing the restricted activity as needed.

AR 61/2005 s21;113/2009

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Standards of Practice

The College’s Standards of Practice represent the expected minimum level of performance for regulated members and reflects delivery of high-quality, effective, safe and ethical care to patients.

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