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Communications & Stakeholder Engagement

As the regulation of medical laboratory assistants and medical laboratory technicians initiative continues to develop and progress, the CMLTO is committed to keeping members, medical laboratory assistants, medical laboratory technicians, the public, and stakeholders informed and engaged. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The CMLTO will continue to provide information via electronic updates to all who register for them.

The CMLTO also invites those interested to request a CMLTO representative to speak with their organizations by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Latest news

March 2018
The CMLTO's Voluntary Roster criteria was updated by Council at their November 2017 meeting, effective April 1, 2018. Click here for further information. 

Search the Voluntary Roster by clicking here.

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August 2016
Read the report about this initiative included in the 2015 CMLTO Annual Report by clicking here (PDF).
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January 2016

CMLTO stakeholder publishes article in support of regulating medical laboratory assistants and technicians.
The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science(CSMLS) published an article by its President Chris Hirtle, which outlines CSMLS' support for regulating medical laboratory assistants and technicians.

In particular, he cites CMLTO's efforts and the Voluntary Roster of Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians while refuting some misconceptions about the initiative.

Read the article by clicking here.



Publications and resources

 

Project history timeline (PDF)
The regulation of  medical laboratory assistants and medical laboratory technicians is a multi-year initiative. Key milestones are documented in the project timeline.
 

Regulation of Medical Laboratory Assistants & Medical Laboratory Technicians Position Paper (PDF) 

Medical laboratory assistants and medical laboratory technicians have a significant impact on quality patient care, and that impact is increasing. Regulating medical laboratory assistants and medical laboratory technicians under the same legislative framework as medical laboratory technologists will provide the public with greater protection through the assurance of high-quality clinical laboratory services. Discussions with medical laboratory technologists, assistants and technicians have clarified and confirmed the CMLTO's rationale for pursuing the regulation of medical laboratory assistants and medical laboratory technicians, which is articulated the CMLTO's Position Paper.
 

Registered Medical Laboratory Technician Draft Scope of Practice Statement (PDF) 

Medical laboratory assistants and medical laboratory technicians have diverse educational and preparatory backgrounds as they come into the clinical laboratory. A scope of practice statement for medical laboratory assistants and technicians is a foundational and fundamental part of the regulation of medical laboratory assistants and medical laboratory technicians as it outlines the scope of responsibilities of those practitioners the CMLTO is addressing.

Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians Draft Standards of Practice (PDF)

The CMLTO developed the Standards of Practice for Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians to define the expectations and professional accountabilities for individuals included in the CMLTO Voluntary Roster. The Standards of Practice apply to all dimensions of practice, including non-technical areas such as education, administration, quality assurance and research.


Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians Draft Code of Ethics (PDF)
The Code of Ethics outlines the expectations for professional behaviours by Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians included on the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) Voluntary Roster. These statements provide a moral framework for the professional and personal conduct of all Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians included on the CMLTO Voluntary Roster. The Code of Ethics applies to all dimensions of practice, including non-technical areas such as education, administration, quality assurance and research.

Frequently asked questions for employers about the Voluntary Roster (PDF)

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