Advocacy for the MRT profession at the provincial level, with government and other stakeholders, is an important function of a provincial association. CAMRT-MB endeavors to identify and address advocacy needs related to the most pressing issues for the MRT profession in Manitoba. Identification of advocacy priorities will be an important and ongoing function of the CAMRT-MB Advisory Council, but we also invite individual members to contact CAMRT-MB to express their views and priorities.
MRT Self Regulation
Self-regulation of MRTs in Manitoba is still a very important priority and the Ad-Hoc Committee for Self-regulation, established by the Manitoba Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (MAMRT), is still hard at work to accomplish this task.
In October 2021, the application for Self-Regulation was submitted to the Health Professions Advisory Council (HPAC). MRTs in Manitoba must now wait for the HPAC to review and investigate the application. The HPAC will also consider whether to proceed with public presentations, and following that, research, legal analysis and writing of the final report will also need to take place. It is anticipated that the review may take at least another year or two.
For more information regarding self-regulation click here
Meeting with Government
CAMRT-MB was invited to a meeting with the Honorable Uzoma Asagwara, Minister of Health, Seniors, and Long-Term Care on February 13, 2024. We are pleased to inform our members that the Minister has asked us to continue to communicate and collaborate as they continue their mandate to transform the healthcare system in Manitoba. Prior to the meeting, CAMRT-MB provided a Written Submission for the 2024 Manitoba Budget to both the Minister of Health and Minister of Finance. This submission formed the basis of our conversations with the Minister on February 13. Click here to view the CAMRT-MB Written Submission for the 2024 Manitoba Budget.
Letters to Government
CAMRT-MB in collaboration with the Manitoba Self-Regulation Committee and the MAMRT sent a letter to the Minister of Health on August 3, 2023. This letter notified the Minister of the dissolution of the MAMRT, continued work of the Self-Regulation Committee and request for a revision to the Regulated Health Professions Act General Regulation R117. As it stands, The RHPA General Regulation R117 requires membership with the Manitoba Association of Medical Radiation Technologists for MRTs to qualify for exemptions related to reserved acts. We have asked for a change to this wording to be reflective of the new provincial services model under CAMRT. We are awaiting response from the Health Minister. To view the letter that was sent to the Minister of Health, click here.
At the conclusion of the October 2023 election, CAMRT-MB wrote a letter to the new Minister of Health to introduce the MRT profession as well as highlight some data from recent Mental Health Research conducted by CAMRT. We also requested a meeting with the Minister. We have yet to receive a response to that letter. To view the letter, click here.
MRT Week 2023
This year MRT week will take place from November 5-11. CAMRT-MB has submitted a request to the City of Winnipeg to light up the Esplanade Riel and Winnipeg sign in the CAMRT colors during this special week.
We are also proud to announce that the Honorable Uzoma Asagwara, Minister of Health, Seniors and Long-Term Care has sent greetings and has Proclaimed November 5-11 as Medical Radiation Technologists Week in Manitoba. View the Proclamation here, and view the greeting from the Health Minister here.
In the Media
On April 6, 2023, CAMRT-MB Provincial Manager, Dayna McTaggart was interviewed by CTV Winnipeg’s Michelle Gerwing regarding a recently installed PET scanner at the John Buhler Research Centre in Winnipeg. Click here to see the story.