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Proposed Bylaw amendments consultation

As part of its public protection mandate, the CMLTO is strongly committed to enhancing transparency which means ensuring that its regulatory processes and information about members can be accessed easily the public, by applicants, and medical laboratory technologists (MLTs).

In May 2015, Council moved to support the proposed approach for the next steps in the CMLTO’s Transparency Initiative, which included proceeding with the transparency of member information in two phases.

In Fall 2015, Phase 1 proposed amendments to the CMLTO Consolidated Bylaws were circulated to members and stakeholders for comment. Those amendments related to the information that members are required to provide to the CMLTO and expanding the information that the CMLTO posts on the Public Register. The Council approved the Phase 1 amendments at its February 2016 meeting, after considering the input received from members and stakeholders.

At its May 2016 meeting, Council proposed amendments to section 30 (The Register) of the CMLTO Consolidated Bylaws be circulated to members and stakeholders for their input and feedback in accordance with section 94 of the Health Professions Procedural Code being Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act.
  • The proposed Bylaw amendments will add the following information regarding CMLTO members be added to the Public Register:

    • Full registration history

    • All places of practice

    • Inquiries, Complaints & Reports (ICRC) Cautions

    • ICRC Specified Continuing Education or Remediation Programs (SCERPs)

    • ICRC Undertakings

  • The proposed bylaw amendments would take effect on January 1, 2017.

  • ICRC Cautions will be removed from the Public Register after two (2) years.

  • SCERPs and Undertakings will be removed from the Public Register when the ICRC orders have been completed/complied with.

Click here to view a chart (PDF), which outlines the current and proposed wording of the relevant sections of the CMLTO Consolidated Bylaws and the rationale for the proposed amendments.

CMLTO requests comments regarding the above proposed Bylaw amendments from CMLTO members, medical laboratory sector stakeholders and employers, and the public.

Submit your comments to CMLTO:
1. Via the online form linked here.
2. Via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
3. Via postal mail to:
CMLTO Executive Office
25 Adelaide Street East, Suite 2100
Toronto, ON M5C 3A1

The deadline for providing feedback is 5:00 pm on August 15, 2016.

In keeping with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, Council must consider the input received from members and stakeholders prior to approving these bylaw amendments. Your opinion matters so be sure to make your voice heard.

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