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Attention all Registered Respiratory Therapists!

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APOLOGY LEGISLATION AND RESPIRATORY THERAPY

The Importance and Impact of an Apology:
Patients and their families expect to be told when something has happened that has harmed them or had the potential to harm them.  Informing them honestly and fully is the right thing to do.  After informing them, patients deserve a sincere and honest expression of regret…an apology.  To learn more, please click here


Ebola Crisis Updates

Manitoba anesthetists publish papers in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - “Ebola Virus Disease: An Update for Anesthesiologists and intensivists”.  Click here to view the article.

For additional information on the ebola crisis please visit the following websites:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists


WELCOME TO THE MANITOBA ASSOCIATION OF REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS (MARRT)

For general enquiries and direction, or more information about the profession, contact us at the MARRT Office.

MARRT is Manitoba's professional and licensing body that is governed by The Registered Respiratory Therapists Act C.C.S.M. c. R115. , while functioning within the Registered Respiratory Therapists Regulation 342/88R and the Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists By-Laws. To practice as a Registered Respiratory Therapist within Manitoba one must be a licensed member of MARRT. MARRT's current membership stands at 314 active practicing individuals.

For information related to license eligibility, registration procedure with MARRT, license application and renewals, the continuing competency process, and MARRT policy and legislation, contact Shane McDonald the MARRT Registrar. 


MARRT Revises the Standards of Practice April 2015

The MARRT Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the MARRT has performed a review of the current Standards of Practice. This process included surveying the standards of other provinces/territories, as well as the standards of other health care professions. After discussion by the Board of Directors, the MARRT has decided to adopt the Standards of Practice as set out by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists. It is the opinion of the Board that the new standards represent the current professional expectations of Respiratory Therapists working in Manitoba, and reflect the importance of interprofessional collaboration and patient safety in the provision of health care services to all Manitobans.

Standards of Practice outline the legal and professional practice for all members. Under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), Section 10(2)(c), it states that a college has a mandate to: "develop, establish and maintain standards of practice to enhance the quality of practice by members and monitor compliance with and enforce those standards". As the MARRT prepares for application under the RHPA, it is important that we have current standards that reflect the expectations of a college in governing its members and acting in the best interests of the public. Standards of Practice are intended to inform professionals of their responsibilities and accountabilities to the public, colleagues, and employers. They are also intended to inform the public as to what to expect when receiving the services of a respiratory therapist.

Standards of Practice assist in the development of continuing professional development requirements, and allow the MARRT to determine if members have adhered to the standards in the execution of their duties.

The MARRT Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge the CSRT for their support of respiratory therapists working in Manitoba.

For a complete listing of the MARRT Standards of Practice, please click here.


What Does It Mean to be Self-Regulated?

Respiratory Therapy in Manitoba is a self-regulated health profession.  What does that mean?  Click here to have that exact question answered and to view the 2014 AGM presentation by Rhonda Lorch of Lorch and Associates.