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Call for Nominations for Election to CMLTO Council

01 March 2019

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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 five 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).

Family Day 2019 office hours

12 February 2019

The CMLTO office will be closed for the Family Day statutory holiday on February 18, 2019. Regular office hours resume at 8:30 am on February 19th.

CMLTO issues registration suspensions

12 February 2019

MLTs who did not renew their memberships by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 8, 2019, have had their certificates of registration suspended. CMLTO Registrar & CEO Kathy Wilkie is notifying those who have been suspended and their employers by postal mail. Upon suspension, those people are no longer authorized to practise medical laboratory technology in Ontario.

Further, a permanent notation of the suspension (and subsequent reinstatement, if applicable) will appear in the MLT’s record in the CMLTO Public Register. A list containing the names of all suspended medical laboratory technologists will be published in the CMLTO FOCUS newsletter. To determine an MLT’s status at any time, please search the CMLTO Public Register.

New PHIPA rules and requirements for MLTs and employers

03 January 2019

According to new rules under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), health information custodians in Ontario are now required to report statistics relating to health privacy breaches annually to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario's (IPC) office, which oversees compliance with PHIPA.

Learn more about the implications of these new rules for MLTs and laboratory employers/managers by clicking here.

2018 health privacy breach reporting requirements

03 January 2019

According to new rules under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), health information custodians in Ontario are now required to report statistics relating to health privacy breaches annually to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario's (IPC) office, which oversees compliance with PHIPA.

Examples of health information custodians include health care practitioners such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, speech-language pathologists, chiropractors, dental professionals, dieticians, medical laboratory technologists, massage therapists, midwives, occupational therapists, opticians and physiotherapists. This statistical report will set out the number of times in 2018 that personal health information held by a health information custodian was stolen, lost, used without authority and/or disclosed without authority. The other sections of the report will focus on the cause of the breach and the number of individuals affected. The report does not ask for personal health information.

The IPC online statistics submission website is now open for health information custodians across Ontario to submit their statistics for the 2018 reporting year. Health information custodians that have experienced at least one health privacy breach during the 2018 reporting year—from January to December—are required by law to complete the online questionnaire. The deadline to submit is Friday, March 1, 2019.

Please refer to a letter from the IPC (PDF) and a corresponding factsheet (PDF) for more information.

Important information about late fees and suspensions for MLTs

03 January 2019

All MLTs in Ontario were notified of the CMLTO’s 2019 Annual Registration Renewal requirements by letter mail in October 2018, and the online renewal platform became available on November 1, 2018. The opportunity to renew the CMLTO membership without penalty ended on December 31, 2018. Members who failed to renew by the deadline will receive a Notice of Intention to Suspend from the Registrar & CEO in the coming week.

Please click here for further important details about late fees and suspensions and the resulting notation that will appear in the CMLTO Public Register.

Late fees and suspensions for MLTs

03 January 2019

All MLTs in Ontario were notified of the CMLTO’s 2019 Annual Registration Renewal requirements by letter mail in October 2018, and the online renewal platform became available on November 1, 2018. The opportunity to renew the CMLTO membership without penalty ended on December 31, 2018. Members who failed to renew by the deadline will receive a Notice of Intention to Suspend from the Registrar & CEO in the coming week. 

Members wishing to renew their membership can still do so until 11:59 pm EST, on Friday, February 8, 2019, at www.cmlto-onlineservices.com, however, late fees have now been added to renewal fees. 

All MLTs who have not renewed their membership by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 8, 2019, will have their certificate of registration suspended. If a member’s certificate of registration is suspended, the Registrar & CEO will notify the member and their employers by mail. Upon suspension, the certificate of registration expires, and the former member is no longer authorized to practise medical laboratory technology in Ontario. 

Further, a permanent notation of the suspension (and subsequent reinstatement, if applicable) will appear in the MLT’s record in the CMLTO Public Register. A list containing the names of all suspended medical laboratory technologists will be published in the FOCUS newsletter.

2018 holiday office hours

19 December 2018

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Please note the CMLTO's holiday office hours in December and January.
Fri, Dec 21, 2018 - Regular hours (8:30am-4:30pm)
Mon, Dec 24, 2018 - Closed
Tues, Dec 25, 2018 - Closed
Wed, Dec 26, 2018 - Closed
Thurs, Dec 27, 2018 - Regular hours
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 - Regular hours
Mon, Dec 31, 2018 - Closed
Tues, Jan 1, 2019 - Closed
Wed, Jan 2, 2019 - Regular hours

2019 Council Officers announced

19 December 2018

At its December 2019 meeting, the CMLTO Council elected the 2019 Council officers: 
Robin Thompson-McAvoy: President, Professional
Jon Fawcett: Vice-President, Professional
Mohammed Jeewa: Vice-President, Public.

Click here (PDF) to learn more about each officer.

Renewal deadline is two weeks away

17 December 2018

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CMLTO's Annual Registration Renewal for 2019 began November 1, 2018. All MLTs registered in Ontario must renew online by December 31, 2018, click on the red button above to get started. Review step-by-step renewal instructions by clicking here.

If you have questions, please call 416-861-9605 and press 1 for Registration and Renewal, or email registration@cmlto.com. Please note that the CMLTO office will be closed on December 24th, 25th, 26th, and 31st.