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POCT in Ontario

26 February 2020

The CMLTO has updated its online information regarding point-of-care testing (POCT) in Ontario. Please click here to review the revised page.

COVID-19 guidance for labs and specimen collection centres

18 February 2020

The Ministry of Health has published a PDF, "Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Community Laboratories and Specimen Collection Centres."

Healthcare professionals should refer to the Ministry of Health's page for guidance about the virus, found here.

The public should refer to this Ministry page for information and resources.

CMLTO issues registration suspensions

10 February 2020

MLTs who did not renew their memberships by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 7, 2020, have had their certificates of registration suspended. CMLTO Registrar & CEO Kathy Wilkie is notifying those who have been suspended and their employers by postal mail. Upon suspension, those people are no longer authorized to practise medical laboratory technology in Ontario.

Further, a permanent notation of the suspension (and subsequent reinstatement, if applicable) will appear in the MLT’s record in the CMLTO Public Register. A list containing the names of all suspended medical laboratory technologists will be published in the CMLTO FOCUS newsletter. To determine an MLT’s status at any time, please search the Public Register.

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