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Quality Assurance Review

The CMLTO Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is implementing significant improvements which will affect all Practising members. The program updates will come into effect January 1, 2021. Members should review these webpages to ensure they understand their QA requirements. A summary of the updates is provided below. Please read the webpages linked below for details about the College’s evaluation process as well as the specific updates to each QAP component.

Learn more about changes to the QAP which take effect January 1, 2021, by clicking on the links below.

Professional Portfolio

Practice Improvement Self-assessment Module (PRISM)

Practice Review

QAP declarations

QAP audit criteria

 

Members have been notified of the changes by postal mail sent in the first week of March 2020, and in the FOCUS 2020, Issue 1. View a PDF of the letter mailed to members: English, French.

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Read or download a PDF of the above chart.

The QAP supports medical laboratory technologists’ ability to perform to best practice standards. A QAP is a requirement of all self-regulated health professionals including MLTs. The CMLTO QAP has been operating since the College’s formation in 1991 and over the years the program has implemented numerous improvements. However, a formal evaluation process of the entire QAP has never been conducted. In 2018 and 2019, CMLTO’s Council, Quality Assurance Committee and College staff conducted a formal evaluation to analyze the program’s efficacy. The QAP evaluation approach was developed based on Council’s guiding principles which are:

Enabling professional practice

1. CMLTO collaborates with members to seek input to the Quality Assurance Program and is responsive to members’ feedback.

2. CMLTO encourages members to include quality assurance thinking throughout their professional practice and careers. 

3. CMLTO supports and uses proactive approaches with members in pursuit of enhanced professional practice and continuing competence.

Effectiveness

4. Focussed on direct, demonstrated, and measureable continuous improvement of the competence and quality of members’ professional practice. 

5. Evidence-based, transparent, fair and objective. 

6. Easily understood and will set appropriate expectations of members. 

7. Continually evaluated for reliability and validity of program design and implementation.

 

Learn more about changes to the QAP which take effect January 1, 2021, by clicking on the links below.

Professional Portfolio

Practice Improvement Self-assessment Module (PRISM)

Practice Review

QAP declarations

QAP audit criteria