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Consultations & feedback

As part of its public protection mandate, the CMLTO is strongly committed to transparency and ensuring that its regulatory processes and information about members can be accessed easily by the public, by applicants, and medical laboratory technologists (MLTs). Additionally, the CMLTO is committed to engaging with the public about the College’s role in public protection.

From time to time, the CMLTO Council seeks comments and feedback from members, medical laboratory sector stakeholders and employers, and the public regarding College strategic initiatives or proposed amendments to the CMLTO Consolidated Bylaws via formal consultation periods.

Details about current consultation periods or outreach initiatives and how to respond will be listed on this page below.

The CMLTO welcomes comments, questions, and feedback at all times, even when formal consultations or outreach initiatives are not underway.

You may contact CMLTO at any time by emailing or completing the online feedback form below. If you would like a direct response, please be sure to include your email address or phone number in the online feedback form.

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Current consultations:

Since 2009, based on member and stakeholder feedback, CMLTO Council made regulating medical laboratory assistants and medical laboratory technicians one of its priorities. In 2012, CMLTO Council approved the establishment of a voluntary roster for medical laboratory assistants and technicians as a public interest activity under paragraph 3 (1),11 of the Procedural Code of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

Until such time that medical laboratory assistants and technicians are regulated health professionals in Ontario, the CMLTO Voluntary Roster of Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians will serve the public interest by confirming they have voluntarily met a certain level of education and professional practice criteria.

Since the inception of the CMLTO Voluntary Roster of Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians (“the Voluntary Roster”), the CMLTO has published the minimum criteria for medical laboratory assistants and technicians to be included on the Voluntary Roster. These criteria were introduced in 2015 and updated in 2018. CMLTO reviews the Voluntary Roster criteria annually with the intent of evolving them to mirror the MLT registration requirements.

Stakeholders are invited to comment on the proposed amendments to the CMLTO Voluntary Roster criteria, which were approved by Council at its September meeting. Please access the online survey by clicking here. Feedback will be collected from September 30th to October 30th, 2020.

The feedback from this consultation will be presented to Council at the November meeting along with the final proposed amendments to the CMLTO Voluntary Roster, which will become effective January 1, 2021. 

The current CMLTO Voluntary Roster Criteria can be accessed by clicking here.

The proposed updated CMLTO Voluntary Roster Criteria can be accessed by clicking here. Explanatory notes to the proposed updated CMLTO Voluntary Roster Criteria can be accessed by clicking here.

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