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Updated Collaboration Guidelines for MLTs released

19 June 2018

At its April 8, 2018 meeting, the CMLTO Quality Assurance Committee passed a motion to approve the updated Collaboration Guidelines for Medical Laboratory Technologists.
The Collaboration Guidelines outline some enablers and barriers to IPC that are contextual to an MLT’s professional culture. These guidelines focus on helping MLTs learn and apply decision-making tools to practise collaboratively. 
Click here to access the Collaboration Guidelines (PDF), and here for other professional practice resources.

CAMLPR announces incorporation

18 June 2018

The Canadian Alliance of Medical Laboratory Professionals Regulators (CAMLPR) is pleased to announce that Corporations Canada has granted CAMLPR’s Certificate of Incorporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
Learn more by clicking here (PDF).

Looking for a speaker?

29 May 2018


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.

PLI audit underway

18 May 2018

The CMLTO Consolidated Bylaws require all Practising members to carry professional liability insurance (PLI) in all medical laboratory practice employment settings. 
The College randomly selects members who are required to provide proof of PLI through an online annual audit. 
Those selected have been notified and are required to complete the PLI audit by Friday, July 6, 2018, 11:59 pm EST. Please email the Registration department at registration@cmlto.com with questions.

Deadline approaching: Call for Nominations

07 May 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018, 4:30 pm, is the deadline to submit your application.
The Council establishes the CMLTO's strategic direction and the outcomes that will lead self-regulation forward in the interest of public safety. It invites engaged, motivated MLTs to run for Council election in 6 districts of the province. Answer the Call for Nominations and help shape the future of healthcare in Ontario! 
Learn more by clicking here (PDF).

CMLTO Council public engagement survey

26 April 2018

The CMLTO Council is embarking on a public engagement project to collect feedback and opinions via an online survey.

The Council is interested in learning public opinions about CMLTO’s efforts to build public confidence, ensure accountable professionals, and contribute to health system transformation.

The responses received will be used to inform the Council’s policy work and to ensure the College is meeting its strategic goals to protect the public.

The Council invites Ontarians to take the survey by clicking here, and to share the link (https://ca.research.net/r/CMLTO_Council_Survey) widely.

Rescinded guidelines presentation and FAQ available

19 April 2018

The CMLTO held a webinar on February 22, 2018, to address MLTs' questions about why the CMLTO Cytology & Histology Practice Guidelines were rescinded, and how it affects their professional practice. Topics included:
• Overview of MLT Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, Scope of Practice and professional obligations
• CMLTO Practice Guideline development and review process.
A recorded version of the webinar can be accessed by clicking here. Please note that to view the webinar, you will be required to provide your name and email address.
An FAQ (PDF) was created as an outcome of the webinar, read it by clicking here.

CMLTO releases 2017 HHR report

17 April 2018

CMLTO is pleased to announce the release of its ninth annual Medical Laboratory Technologist Health Human Resource Exploration report. This analysis of the 2017 CMLTO membership data examines MLT practice, employment facility and status, and the provision of MLT education. 
New for 2017, CMLTO is releasing an Ontario MLT practice trends and demographics snapshot.
Health human resource planning is informed and supported by health professional demographic and practice-specific data. Read or download the report (PDF) by clicking here and read or download the snapshot (PDF) by clicking here.

Reminder: Call for Nominations

03 April 2018

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. The deadline is Friday, May 25, 2018, 4:30 pm.
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 Easter 2018 office hours

28 March 2018

Please note that the CMLTO office will be closed on March 30, 2018, for the Good Friday statutory holiday. Regular office hours resume on April 2, 2018, at 8:30 am.