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Updated CMLTO Guidelines released

05 September 2019

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The CMLTO Guidelines for the supervision of medical laboratory science program students in clinical placements (click here for PDF) apply to CMLTO members involved in directing, guiding, instructing, training or mentoring students in clinical settings. The updated guidelines clarify, within Ontario's professional regulatory framework, the general expectations for MLTs supervising students’ clinical placements in accredited medical laboratory science programs. 

The CMLTO Retraining Guidelines for medical laboratory technologists (click here for PDF) apply to MLTs currently authorized to practice in a given specialty, and who self-identify a need for retraining. When engaging in retraining, MLTs must ensure the public is protected from harm. The updated guideline helps to ensure MLTs involved in retraining activities can practise competently, safely, and ethically, minimizing the risk of harm to patients.

All CMLTO guidelines documents are located here.

Registration renewal begins November 1, 2019

04 September 2019

The CMLTO's Annual Registration Renewal for 2020 begins on November 1, 2019. All medical laboratory technologists registered in Ontario must renew their CMLTO registration online by December 31, 2019. The Annual Registration Renewal notice, which includes renewal instructions, will be sent by postal mail in the second week of October. It is a professional obligation to ensure that the CMLTO has your correct contact information. Members can update their profiles by logging into https://www.cmlto-onlineservices.com/.

CMLTO Council election underway

03 September 2019

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CMLTO members eligible to vote in the election being held in District 3 (Toronto Area Region) have been notified by email and sent instructions for casting their votes electronically. Members who believe they are eligible to vote yet who have not received a notification, should email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Members have until 11:59 pm on September 27, 2019 to vote.

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