MARRT Mission Statement

The Manitoba Associaiton of Registered Respiratory Therapists regulates the practice and continuing competency of respiratory thereapists to ensure the safe delivery of care

MARRT Vision Statement

Exemplary delivery of respiratory care in Manitoba

MARRT is authorized by The Registered Respiratory Therapists Act C.C.S.M. c. R115. The role of MARRT is to self-regulate the practice of Respiratory Therapy and govern the members of MARRT to protect the public.

MARRT's legal obligation is to protect the public through the regulation of licensed and registered respiratory therapists.  This includes setting standards of practice, developing members' continuing education competency requirements and addressing complaints involving MARRT members.

The business of MARRT is conducted in accordance with the law and member approved bylaws.  The MARRT bylaws can be viewed under the "Our Professiosn" tab.  The Board of Directors consists of Registered Respiratory Therapists, as elected by MARRT members, and two public members, as appointed by the Government of Manitoba.

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.