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Share your thoughts: Equity and anti-racism survey

15 July 2021

You are invited to participate in the Equity and anti-racism survey, commissioned by the Health Profession Regulators of Ontario (HPRO).

This survey is designed to explore how equity and anti-racism may influence the work of Ontario’s health profession regulators, like the CMLTO. Equity refers to addressing disproportionality between and across different groups, while anti-racism refers to an active process of identifying and addressing racial prejudice and discrimination.

The survey is open until July 31, 2021, and it is estimated that it will take 8-10 minutes to complete.

Click here to complete the survey. If you have questions or would like further information about this survey, please contact the survey administrator Dr. Javeed Sukhera at me@javeed.ca.

About HPRO
HPRO is composed of the 26 regulatory Colleges that regulate 29 distinct health professions involving more than 400,000 healthcare professionals in Ontario. HPRO's mandate is to serve in the best interest of Ontarians. Learn about HPRO.

CMLTO closed on July 1, 2021

30 June 2021

The CMLTO will be closed on July 1, 2021, for the Canada Day statutory holiday. Regular business hours resume on July 2nd.

CMLTO releases 2020 HHR Report

08 June 2021

CMLTO is pleased to announce the release of its twelth annual Medical Laboratory Technologist Health Human Resource Exploration report. This analysis of the 2020 CMLTO membership data examines MLT practice, employment facility and status, and the provision of MLT education.

Read or download a copy of the report (PDF) by clicking here.

CMLTO closed for Victoria Day

20 May 2021

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The CMLTO will be closed on Monday, May 24, 2021, for the Victoria Day statutory holiday in Ontario. Regular hours resume at 8:30 am on May 25th.

CMOH revokes Health Directive #2

19 May 2021

The Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) issued a memo (PDF) stating that Directive #2 for Health Care Providers is being rescinded effective today (May 19, 2021). Non-urgent and non-emergent surgeries and procedures may be gradually resumed by healthcare providers and healthcare entities who were subject to that Directive.

Deadline approaching: Call for nominations

19 May 2021

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The CMLTO exists for the protection of the public’s right to safe, high-quality health care through self-regulation and leadership of the medical laboratory technology profession. The Council establishes CMLTO’s strategic direction and the outcomes that will lead self-regulation forward in the interest of public safety. 

The CMLTO invites members to be part of this process. Bring your knowledge, skill, and ability to Council and help shape the future. Click on the above image to read or download the poster (PDF). Deadline for submission is Friday, May 28, 2021, 4:30 pm.

To achieve an effective mix of skills and abilities, the Council has established selection criteria for Council Member nominations and appointments.These criteria are designed to increase understanding of the qualifications and expectations of Council Members and serve as a guide for candidates and for those who are nominating, and being nominated, for Council positions. Please click here for more information.

OFC Fair Registration Practices report 2020

27 April 2021

The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the CMLTO to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a medical laboratory technologist in Ontario.

Read or download the CMLTO’s Fair Registration Practices Report for 2020 (PDF).

MLTs may be redeployed to provide hospital-based care outside of scope

23 April 2021

Message from Registrar & CEO Kathy Wilkie to MLTs

On April 22, 2021, the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) issued a memo to Health Profession Regulators of Ontario (HPRO), Ontario hospitals, and unions about new directives now in effect.

Chief Medical Officer of Health's (CMOH) Directive #2 (PDF)
CMOH Directive #2: Questions & Answers in English (PDF), in French (PDF).
CMOH Directive #3 (PDF)

Ontario Regulation 305/21 Regulated Health Professionals, made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, 1990, is available to read here.

A new order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, 1990 (EMCPA) authorizes healthcare professionals including MLTs to provide patient care services outside their regular scope of practice and enables hospitals to employ, contract, appoint, or otherwise engage regulated health professionals from out-of-province.

For more information, read or download the PDF of the full message.

CMLTO's CPMF Report for 2020

15 April 2021

Ontario health regulatory Colleges exist to protect the public interest. To help the public understand how well Colleges are doing their job and to help continually improve accountability, transparency and oversight, all Colleges are reporting on their work in the College Performance Measurement Framework (CPMF) Reporting Tool. The new tool was developed by the Ministry of Health, together with Ontario’s health regulatory Colleges, subject matter experts, and the public.

You can learn more about the Reporting Tool and the process by clicking here.

Read or download the CMLTO CPMF Report for 2020 (PDF).

CMLTO College Performance Measurement Framework report

15 April 2021

How well are Ontario’s regulatory health Colleges protecting the public interest?” This is the question the Ontario Ministry of Health asked health profession regulators to answer when it developed the College Performance Measurement Framework (CPMF).

Health regulatory Colleges exist to protect the public interest. To help the public understand how well Colleges are doing their job and to help continually improve accountability, transparency and oversight, all Colleges are reporting on their work in the CPMF Reporting Tool. The new tool was developed by the Ministry, together with Ontario’s health regulatory Colleges, subject matter experts and the public.

The CPMF covers a wide variety of topics, like how Colleges:

  • perform as an organization

  • register applicants

  • measure practice improvement of regulated health professionals

  • process complaints about their registrants.

This CPMF provides information on how colleges work with external partners, such as other regulatory colleges, educational programs and the broader healthcare system to improve public protection.

The CPMF also shares raw data about Ontario’s regulated health professionals and their participation in practice improvement. There is data about the number of complaints and the type of those complaints, and how many health professionals participated in practice improvement activities. Finally, the CPMF details each college’s commitment to making improvements over the next year, giving clear action/improvement plans.

Colleges will update this report annually, noting any progress on areas identified for improvement or adding new or updated information required by the Ministry of Health. These reports are one of the many ways colleges demonstrate their commitment to the public interest for the people of Ontario.

2020 CMLTO CPMF report (PDF)