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Scope of Practice

The Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991 governs the profession of medical laboratory technology and defines the scope of practice for a medical laboratory technologist (MLT) as follows:

3. The practice of medical laboratory technology is the performance of laboratory investigations on the human body or on specimens taken from the human body and the evaluation of the technical sufficiency of the investigations and their results. 1991, c. 28, s. 3.

MLT scope of practice FAQ
2014 Medical Laboratory Technologist Scope of Practice Survey - Report (PDF)

Delegation and medical directives 
CMLTO Delegation Guidelines (2022) / Directives de délégation pour les technologistes de laboratoire médical (2022)

Self-regulation poster

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