Note: This article was originally published in our Winter 2019 edition of our On Call newsletter, and has not been updated.
It is now mandatory for diagnostic medical sonographers to be regulated health professionals.
Members of the College of Midwives of Ontario, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and the College of Nurses of Ontario are authorized to apply soundwaves for the purpose of diagnostic ultrasound under the Controlled Acts Regulation, made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. Diagnostic medical sonographers who are not members of one of the Colleges listed above must be registered with the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario as of January 1, 2019. Effective January 1, 2019 clients should only be referred to registered diagnostic medical sonographers.