Member FAQ's

  1. Why do I have to pay my fees by November 30th of each year for the following year's membership?
  2. What do I need to know about liability insurance?
  3. How do I apply to resign?
  4. How do I apply to reinstate my membership?
  5. I'm moving to another province, what do I do?
  6. I'm going on maternity leave. What do I do with my registration?
  7. I know I'm going on maternity leave in April (for example) of next year. Am I required to pay my fees for the complete year?
  8. I've lost my CAMRT registration card/income tax receipt. Can I get another one?
  9. Who do I contact at MAMRT with questions?
  10. What happens if my Pre-Authorized Debit is returned NSF?
  11. I am a manager in my department, do I still need to be a member of the MAMRT?

 


1. Why do I have to pay my fees by November 30th of each year for the following year's membership
  • Employers require verification from their employees that they hold current registration, as per accreditation standards.
  • We respectfully request that you submit your fees by November 30th annually. This allows the MAMRT office the necessary administration time to process the renewal and send out your registration card for an effective date of January 1st. Please be advised that it will take approximately 3 weeks after receiving your payment to issue your card electronically. The deadline for receipt of payment is November 30th annually.
  • Having your registration card by January 1st gives you assurance that you have liability insurance come January 1st. We realize that this is a busy time of year for everyone and expenses can be high, but our mandate is to provide timely and appropriate support to our members.

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2. What do I need to know about liability insurance?

Liability coverage should include, at a minimum, protection (reimbursement for defense) against:

  • Negligence ( i.e. a claim by a patient that a practioner did or failed to do something contrary to competent practice, resulting in harm to the patient);
  • Errors and omissions (like negligence, but likely with less serious consequences);
  • Secondary civil actions (i.e. the practioner and the employer are sued, together; the employer subsequently sues the practioner, in an effort to divert the responsibility and the burden); and,
  • Criminal charges (i.e. a practioner is charged with assault as the result of something that was done to a patient in the course of a procedure).

It should also include:

  • Protection (reimbursement for defense) in the context of quasi-judicial proceedings, such as Fatality Inquiries;
  • Assistance in the context of licensing and discipline proceedings;
  • Compensation for time lost related to providing evidence as a witness.

Doesn't my employer's insurance cover me?

The short answer is "you can't count on the employer's insurance, for three reasons":

  1. Many employers' liability insurance master policy does not provide coverage in the case of:
    1. secondary civil actions; and,
    2. criminal charges;
    3. licensing and discipline proceedings; and,
    4. compensation for time lost relating to providing evidence as a witness.
  2. Second, other employers may or may not have insurance, may or may not have the requisite minimum coverage, and may or may not have limits per claim which are appropriate. In either case, if the professional is dependent upon the employer's insurance the professional is dependent upon the decisions made by the employer from time to time about the nature and extent of the coverage.
  3. Third, the most common defense in actions against professionals is to claim that the professional is jointly liable with the employer (worksite operator). Where the employer is the primarily insured, the interest of the employer may skew the nature of the defense.

What are my options?

The best option is the professional liability insurance plan provided by the CAMRT. It is an excellent policy, and has been characterized as such by lawyers with the firm of Field LLP.

Summary

The CAMRT provides all the coverage we have identified as essential. If you and your employer are sued, and your employer seeks to recover from you, the CAMRT policy covers the situation. If the charges are criminal, the CAMRT policy covers the situation. (This is subject to some limitations.) If the issue is related to discipline, the CAMRT policy covers the situation. If you have to appear as a witness, the CAMRT policy covers the situation. The CAMRT policy has been designed with your situation and your needs in mind.

There is no more economical policy available to you. The cost of the policy cannot be matched in the marketplace, because the CAMRT policy has been designed for a large homogeneous group.

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3. How do I apply to resign?

Notify the MAMRT at admin@mamrt.ca. Your request must be made prior to December 31st of the current year. Failure to notify the MAMRT office, resulting in a lapse of membership, will result in an administration fee of $150.00 should you wish to reinstate at a later date.

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4. How do I apply to reinstate my membership with MAMRT?

You must contact the MAMRT office directly by email or phone and request a reinstatement form. MAMRT will forward to you an "Application for Reinstatement" which you are required to complete and return to MAMRT along with the pro-rated dues and any other applicable fees as indicated. Please note that reinstatement may take up to 3 weeks to process.

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5. I'm moving to another province. What do I do?

Contact the MAMRT office and request that your file be transferred to the province you are moving to. You must provide MAMRT with your new address and telephone number in order for this process to be complete. Please note that a transfer may take up to 3 weeks to process.

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6. I'm going on maternity leave. What do I do with my registration?

The MAMRT strongly advises that you do not resign or take any action with your registration as this may void your Professional Liability Insurance. In other words, you have no coverage for work completed prior to your leave if you are not an active practicing member of the Association during your leave.

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7. I know I'm going on maternity leave in April (for example) of next year. Am I required to pay my fees for the complete year?

Yes, you are required to pay fees for the complete year. The fees that you pay for CAMRT and MAMRT are non-refundable.

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8. I've lost my registration card/income tax receipt. Can I get another one?

Members can email the office at admin@mamrt.ca to request lost registration cards. These cards will be emailed out to members.

As of the 2010 membership year, members can access their tax receipts on the members management system by logging in and going to invoices. Tax receipts prior to 2010 will be issued to members at a cost of $15.00 per receipt to cover the cost of dormant document retrieval.

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9. How do I contact the MAMRT with questions?

Please click here for our contact information.

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10. What happens if my Pre-Authorized Debit payment is returned NSF?

You will be charged an additional $40.00 service charge. If your membership then becomes lapsed, an additional $150.00 is charged to reinstate you.

The MAMRT no longer accepts personal cheques.  Payments can be made online with Visa or MasterCard.

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11. I am a manager in my department, do I still need to be a member of the MAMRT?

If you were hired because you are a medical radiological technologist then your employer may want you to maintain your active membership status. Regardless, as a member of the profession, you may chose to remain active to keep up-to-date with the profession. Also, you may want to keep the option of returning to front line clinical work. If you resign or become an inactive member, and it has been longer than 5 year since you were an active member, you may be required to complete a refresher/retraining program before you can return to active practising status.

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