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Privacy Statement

About confidentiality
Any communications you send to this Internet site or to anyone via the Internet are not secure and may be read in transit. To protect your privacy, and the privacy of others, we recommend that you send any sensitive communications to the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO), such as complaints concerning members, in a confidential envelope. We make no representations, warranties or assurances that your notices will not be read by someone else during transit.


About accuracy of information
We have made every effort to include accurate information in this website. We will be posting news and views of our stakeholders and we make no representations, warranties, or assurances concerning the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information provided. The CMLTO will not be responsible or liable for any damages or injury resulting from your access to the information, or inability to access the information contained in this Internet site.


Copyright limitations
This website is for public use. However, you may only use this content for your personal use and for non-commercial purposes. No modification of any of the content is permitted.


This website’s main purpose is to further the CMLTO’s ability to build relationships with our many stakeholders, so that we can better fulfill our statutory obligation to serve and protect the public's health and guide our members. By sharing medical laboratory standards of practice, news and views, the site aims to make a difference in the quality of laboratories across Ontario.

CMLTO’s Privacy Policy

Several pieces of provincial legislation direct how the CMLTO operates and enacts its policies and procedures, and they are:

This legislation grants the CMLTO a duty to serve and protect the public interest by regulating the medical laboratory technology profession.

The following people are required by section 36 of the RHPA to keep confidential all information that comes to their knowledge, subject to certain limited exceptions:

  • CMLTO employees
  • people who are retained or appointed by the CMLTO
  • CMLTO Board members
  • CMLTO Non-Board Committee Members (NBCMs).

Breaches of this provision set by section 36 by any of individuals from the above list can lead to fines of up to $25,000.00 for a first offence and up to $50,000.00 for a second or subsequent offence. Breaches of this provision by corporations can lead to fines of up to $50,000.00 for a first offence and up to $200,000.00 for a second or subsequent offence.

Based on the above noted legislation, the CMLTO developed its Privacy Policy to safeguard the information it collects while carrying out its duty to regulate the medical laboratory technology profession in the public interest.

The CMLTO Privacy Policy is based on the following 10 principles:

Principle 1: Accountability

Principle 2: Identifying purposes

Principle 3: Consent

Principle 4: Limiting collection

Principle 5: Limiting use, disclosure or retention

Principle 6: Accuracy

Principle 7: Safeguards

Principle 8: Openness

Principle 9: Individual access

Principle 10: Challenging compliance

For the complete details of the CMLTO Privacy Policy, please read or download it by clicking here.


Complaints or questions regarding the College's compliance with the Privacy Policy should be directed to the Registrar & CEO at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .