OAMRS has been diligently advocating on your behalf for modernization of the Healing Arts Radiation Protection (HARP) Act with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MoHLTC), Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) and other stakeholders. Our lobbying efforts, with your help, have made a significant difference in moving this important initiative forward over the years. Last year the MoHLTC requested Health Quality Ontario (HQO) to assemble an expert panel to meet with key stakeholders and draft a proposal for modernization the HARP Act.
They are listening to us
OAMRS consulted with the HQO expert panel and also submitted a proposal with our position on what we felt needed to be in a modernized HARP Act. I am very pleased that the HQO report incorporates our proposed recommendations to the Act and its regulations. OAMRS lobbying efforts are an important way for our profession to maintain a strong voice in the Ontario Healthcare System. We are more recognized than ever! Leading the HARP Act modernization shows how our hard work is paying off.
The work is not done yet
The next step is for the MoHLTC to accept the advice in the HQO report and outline a project plan for the legislation to be changed. As always, the OAMRS will continue to consult, collaborate and lobby for changes in the interest of advancing our profession, ensuring our place in the system and acting in the interest of the patients we serve.
To read the HQO report, click here.
To read the OAMRS response to HQO HARP Act Modernization
Written by: Greg Toffner, MHS, RTR
Greg is currently President & CEO of the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences (OAMRS). Prior to his appointment with the OAMRS, Greg worked as full-time faculty in the undergraduate Medical Radiation Sciences program at the Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Hamilton; Health Services Manager at a hospital in North-Western Ontario; and a front line Medical Radiation Technologist before that. Greg’s specialties include Radiographic Physics, Digital Imaging, Radiation Biology and Protection, the Canadian Healthcare System and Quality/Change Management. Greg has been involved in numerous research studies that have been published and has presented across Canada and abroad.