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How CMLTO manages consultations & feedback

21 February 2018

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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.

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

Call for Nominations for Election to CMLTO Council

21 February 2018

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Help shape the future of healthcare in Ontario! The CMLTO Council invites engaged, motivated MLTs to run for Council election in 6 districts of the province.
Council establishes the CMLTO's strategic direction and the outcomes that will lead self-regulation forward in the interest of public safety.
Learn more by clicking here (PDF).

CMLTO webinar: recently rescinded professional practice guidelines

16 February 2018

On October 28, 2017, the CMLTO Quality Assurance Committee passed a motion to rescind the CMLTO Histology and Cytology Practice Guidelines. The CMLTO Practice Guidelines for Histology and Cytology are no longer available.

Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.  A CMLTO  representative will be addressing MLTs' questions about why the guidelines were rescinded, and how it will affect their professional practice. Topics will include:
• Overview of MLT Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, Scope of Practice and professional obligations
• CMLTO Practice Guideline development and review process.

Please register for Cytology and Histology: A Discussion About the Recently Rescinded Practice Guidelines on February 22, 2018, 12:00 PM EST by: clicking here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

CMLTO releases informational posters

08 February 2018

The CMLTO recently released two informational posters based on feedback from various member surveys, to present our findings in an easily-understood format in order to support your professional practice.
The MLT’s role as a self-regulated health professional: can I perform a new technique safely and competently?
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Download a PDF of this poster here.

MLT views about the CMLTO Voluntary Roster of Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians.
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Download a PDF of this poster here.

PHOL Labstracts: HIV & HTLV testing and Hepatitis C

06 February 2018

For healthcare professionals
The Public Health Ontario Laboratory (PHOL) has released a new Labstract (LAB-SD-120) regarding the New Requisition for HIV and HTLV testing. Effective February 5, 2018, PHOL is implementing an updated HIV and HTLV requisition form, titled HIV and HTLVI/HTLVII Serology and HIV PCR Test Requisition. To read or download the Labstract (PDF), click here.

Also effective February 5, 2018, PHOL is implementing changes to hepatitis C virus (HCV) reporting. To read or download the Labstract (LAB-SD-124) (PDF), click here.

CMLTO rescinds Professional Practice Guidelines

26 January 2018

On October 28, 2017, the CMLTO Quality Assurance Committee passed a motion to rescind the CMLTO Histology and Cytology Practice Guidelines. The CMLTO Practice Guidelines for Histology and Cytology are no longer available. 
Current CMLTO Standards of Practice and professional practice guidelines may be read or downloaded from the CMLTO website by clicking here.
If you require any further information or confidential practice advice, please contact the Quality Assurance Program at qualityassurance@cmlto.com or 1-800-323-9672, extension 2.

PHO releases CDI case scenarios for health professionals

23 January 2018

Public Health Ontario (PHO) developed Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) case scenarios to address frequently asked questions about CDI cases and outbreaks in hospitals. Each scenario provides an opportunity for learners to enhance their understanding of CDI surveillance and outbreak management and apply knowledge to complex CDI situations in daily practice.

Click here for links to resources for members.

Approved refresher courses for 2018

23 January 2018

The lists of CMLTO-approved refresher courses for MLTs have been updated for 2018. Click here for further information.

Discipline Hearing summary published

11 January 2018

The CMLTO Discipline Committee held a hearing on December 21, 2017, at Victory Verbatim, 222 Bay Street, in Toronto to consider allegations of professional misconduct against member Mahmood Khan, whose principal place of practice is LifeLabs in Mississauga.

Click here for Hearing summary details (PDF).

Looking for a speaker in 2018?

05 January 2018

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The CMLTO is committed to building relationships with members, other health profession colleges, key stakeholders, and the public. 

We are pleased to provide speakers on a wide variety of topics, including its regulatory role, ethics and professionalism, interprofessional collaboration, and the Voluntary Roster of Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians.

To request a CMLTO speaker to deliver a presentation, please e-mail memberrelations@cmlto.com.