T-5 - Act respecting medical imaging technologists, radiation oncology technologists and medical electrophysiology technologists

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chapter T-5
Act respecting medical imaging technologists, radiation oncology technologists and medical electrophysiology technologists
MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGISTSMay 16 2012November 21 2012
The Minister of Justice is responsible for the application of this Act. Order in Council 919-2019 dated 4 September 2019, (2019) 151 G.O. 2 (French), 3975.
1994, c. 40, s. 444; 2009, c. 35, s. 69; 2012, c. 10, s. 1.
DIVISION I
DEFINITIONS
1. In this Act and the regulations made thereunder, unless the context indicates a different meaning, the following terms mean:
(a)  Order : the Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec constituted by this Act;
(b)  board of directors : the board of directors of the Order;
(c)  medical imaging technologist , radiation oncology technologist , medical electrophysiology technologist or member of the Order : any person entered on the roll;
(d)  (paragraph repealed);
(e)  roll : the list of the members in good standing of the Order prepared in accordance with the Professional Code (chapter C-26) and this Act.
1973, c. 47, s. 1; 1974, c. 65, s. 77; 1977, c. 5, s. 229; 1994, c. 40, s. 445; 2008, c. 11, s. 212; 2009, c. 35, s. 70; 2012, c. 10, s. 2.
DIVISION II
THE ORDRE DES TECHNOLOGUES EN IMAGERIE MÉDICALE, EN RADIO-ONCOLOGIE ET EN ÉLECTROPHYSIOLOGIE MÉDICALE DU QUÉBEC
1994, c. 40, s. 446; 2009, c. 35, s. 71; 2012, c. 10, s. 3.
2. All persons qualified to practise the profession of medical imaging technologist, radiation oncology technologist or medical electrophysiology technologist in Québec constitute a professional order called the “Ordre professionnel des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec” or the “Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec”.
1973, c. 47, s. 2; 1977, c. 5, s. 229; 1994, c. 40, s. 447; 2009, c. 35, s. 72; 2012, c. 10, s. 4.
3. Subject to this Act, the Order and its members shall be governed by the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
1973, c. 47, s. 3.
4. The head office of the Order shall be at Montréal or at any other place in Québec determined by regulation of the board of directors adopted pursuant to paragraph f of section 93 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
1973, c. 47, s. 4; 1994, c. 40, s. 448; 2008, c. 11, s. 212.
DIVISION III
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2008, c. 11, s. 212.
5. The Order shall be governed by a board of directors established in accordance with the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
1973, c. 47, s. 5; 2008, c. 11, s. 212.
6. (Repealed).
1973, c. 47, s. 6; 1994, c. 40, s. 449.
DIVISION IV
PRACTICE OF THE PROFESSION
§ 1.  — Medical imaging technology and radiation oncology technology
2012, c. 10, s. 5.
7. The practice of medical imaging technology and radiation oncology consists in using ionizing radiation, radioelements and other forms of energy for treatment or to produce images or data for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
The following activities in the practice of medical imaging technology and radiation oncology are reserved to medical imaging technologists and radiation oncology technologists:
(1)  administering prescribed medications or other prescribed substances;
(2)  using ionizing radiation, radioelements or other forms of energy, according to a prescription;
(3)  monitoring reactions to medications and other substances;
(4)  introducing an instrument, according to a prescription, in and beyond the pharynx or beyond the urinary meatus, labia majora or anal margin or into a peripheral vein or artificial opening; and
(5)  mixing substances to complete the preparation of a medication, according to a prescription.
1973, c. 47, s. 7; 1994, c. 40, s. 450; 2002, c. 33, s. 31; 2009, c. 35, s. 73.
8. (Repealed).
1973, c. 47, s. 8; 1994, c. 40, s. 451; 2002, c. 33, s. 32.
9. (Repealed).
1973, c. 47, s. 9; 1994, c. 40, s. 452.
10. (Repealed).
1973, c. 47, s. 10; 1994, c. 40, s. 452.
11. No person may practise the profession of medical imaging technologist or radiation oncology technologist under a name other than his own.
Medical imaging technologists and radiation oncology technologists may however practise their profession under the name of one or two or more of the partners.
1973, c. 47, s. 11; 1994, c. 40, s. 453; 2009, c. 35, s. 74.
§ 2.  — Medical electrophysiology technology
2012, c. 10, s. 6.
11.1. The practice of medical electrophysiology technology consists in gathering and recording the bioelectric potentials of organs or systems of the human body, or the sound waves of the cardiac system or the supra-aortic vascular system, to produce images or data for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
The following activities in the practice of medical electrophysiology technology are reserved to medical electrophysiology technologists:
(1)  analyzing and selecting the data gathered during a prescribed recording of cardiac or cerebral bioelectric activity;
(2)  performing a stress electrocardiogram, according to a prescription;
(3)  administering prescribed medications or other prescribed substances by oral, nasal or pharyngeal routes;
(4)  administering urgently required medications using an intravenous line already in place, according to an individual prescription;
(5)  mixing substances to complete the preparation of a medication, according to a prescription;
(6)  introducing a needle under the dermis for monitoring purposes, according to a prescription;
(7)  using invasive electric energy, according to a prescription;
(8)  verifying the functioning of a pacemaker or a pacemaker-defibrillator according to a prescription, provided a training certificate has been issued to the technologist by the Order in accordance with the regulation under paragraph o of section 94 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26);
(9)  programming a pacemaker or a pacemaker-defibrillator according to a prescription, provided a training certificate has been issued to the technologist by the Order in accordance with the regulation under paragraph o of section 94 of the Professional Code;
(10)  performing echocardiography or vascular ultrasonography according to a prescription, provided a training certificate has been issued to the technologist by the Order in accordance with the regulation under paragraph o of section 94 of the Professional Code;
(11)  performing carotid or transcranial Doppler ultrasonography according to a prescription, provided a training certificate has been issued to the technologist by the Order in accordance with the regulation under paragraph o of section 94 of the Professional Code;
(12)  introducing an esophageal balloon for the purposes of a polysomnography according to a prescription, provided a training certificate has been issued to the technologist by the Order in accordance with the regulation under paragraph o of section 94 of the Professional Code; and
(13)  adjusting the masks for a Bi-Pap or C-Pap for the purposes of a polysomnography according to a prescription, provided a training certificate has been issued to the technologist by the Order in accordance with the regulation under paragraph o of section 94 of the Professional Code.
2012, c. 10, s. 6.
11.2. No person may practise the profession of medical electrophysiology technologist under a name other than their own.
Medical electrophysiology technologists may, however, practise their profession under the name of one or more partners.
2012, c. 10, s. 6.
DIVISION V
ILLEGAL PRACTICE OF THE PROFESSION
12. Subject to the rights and privileges expressly granted by law to other professionals, no person may engage in any of the activities described in the second paragraph of section 7 except a medical imaging technologist or radiation oncology technologist, or any of the activities described in the second paragraph of section 11.1 except a medical electrophysiology technologist.
The first paragraph does not apply to activities engaged in by a person in accordance with the provisions of a regulation adopted pursuant to paragraph h of section 94 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
1973, c. 47, s. 12; 1994, c. 40, s. 454; 2002, c. 33, s. 33; 2009, c. 35, s. 75; 2012, c. 10, s. 7.
13. Every person who contravenes section 12 is liable for each offence to the penalties provided in section 188 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
1973, c. 47, s. 13.
DIVISION VI
This Division ceased to have effect on 17 April 1987.
14. (This section ceased to have effect on 17 April 1987).
1982, c. 21, s. 1; U. K., 1982, c. 11, Sch. B, Part I, s. 33.
REPEAL SCHEDULE

In accordance with section 17 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes (chapter R-3), chapter 47 of the statutes of 1973, in force on 31 December 1977, is repealed, except sections 14 to 20 and 22, effective from the coming into force of chapter T-5 of the Revised Statutes.