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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance is one of the top priorities of the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO).

In becoming a regulated health care professional, each medical laboratory technologist (MLT) makes a commitment to continuous quality improvement. The CMLTO has a Quality Assurance Committee that develops and maintains a program to ensure MLTs perform to best practice standards.

Components of this program include:

Frequently asked questions

Question: Is the Quality Assurance Program mandatory?

Answer: The program is mandatory for all CMLTO Practising members, regardless of employment status.

Question: How are members selected for audits?

Answer: Members are randomly selected annually from the membership database for Professional Portfolio and Practice Review audits. The audit criteria approved by the Quality Assurance Committee is:

Professional Portfolio

  • All members who have held a Practising certificate of registration for 12 months or more are eligible for Professional Portfolio audit.
  • Members who have already been selected for Practice Review in the same calendar year are excluded.
Practice Review
  • All members who hold a Practising certificate of registration are eligible for Practice Review.
  • Members who have already been selected for Professional Portfolio audit in the same calendar year are excluded.

Question: Is the member’s employer notified when the member is being audited?

Answer: Employers are not informed when a member is being audited. The legislation requires all information collected during an audit remain confidential. This information cannot be used for other purposes, even by other CMLTO Statutory Committees.


Quality Assurance Program contact information
For further information about the CMLTO Quality Assurance Program, click This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 416-861-9605, extension 227.