Note: This article was originally posted in our July 2018 newsletter, and has not been updated.
Effective January 1, 2019, it will be mandatory for diagnostic medical sonographers to be regulated health professionals.
Members of the College of Midwives, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the College of Nurses 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 will need to register with the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario by January 1, 2019. If you work with a sonographer who is currently not a member of a regulatory health college, please feel free to pass on this information, and effective January 1, 2019 clients should only be referred to registered diagnostic medical sonographers.