The Nova Scotia College of MIRTP

The Nova Scotia College of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals (NSCMIRTP) is the regulatory body for medical radiation technologists (MRTs) and diagnostic medical sonographers (DMSs) in Nova Scotia. The mandate of the NSCMIRTP is to serve and protect the public interest.

Our Vision

The leader in regulating dynamic standards of competency and performance for the medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals who ensure Nova Scotians receive exceptional care.

Our Mission

Through defining and supporting ethical practice standards and continuous professional development, we instill public confidence and advance the profession.

Our Values

We are committed to defining and maintaining the standards of excellence required for high quality, evidence-informed care by competent MIRT professionals.

We are fair, open, and forthright in our processes.

We protect the public interest by ensuring our profession is ethical and competent.

Collaboration: We work with internal and external stakeholders to improve practice and professional competency.

The NSCMIRTP regulates in the public interest by setting the entry to practice requirements for MIRTPs (MRTs and DMSs),ensuring the continued currency of MIRTPs, and by addressing concerns from members of the public through the complaints and discipline process. Currently, NSCMIRTP has approximately 730 registered professionals in the fields of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy and Radiological Technology. NSCMIRTP's website provides the public and employers easy access to the public directory of registrants, allowing the sharing of important information about a professional’s registration status and disciplinary history.

There are currently 22 regulatory colleges in Nova Scotia that regulate to protect the public's rights to safe, competent, and ethical health care. Each college does this by holding its registered health care professionals accountable for their conduct and practice. The Nova Scotia Regulated Health Professions Network (NSRHPN) website is a one-stop gateway to the websites of all 22 of the province’s health colleges. It provides trustworthy, relevant, and up-to-date information about the colleges and the health professionals they regulate.