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CMLTO office closed July 3, 2017

26 June 2017

The CMLTO office will be closed on July 3, 2017, in observance of the Canada Day statutory holiday. Regular office hours resume on July 4th, at 8:30 am.

New resource for the public

23 May 2017

Announcing the new Ontario Health Regulators website!
The Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario (FHRCO) has created www.ontariohealthregulators.ca, a one-stop gateway to the websites of all the health regulators in Ontario. From here the public can find the most trustworthy, relevant, and up-to-date information about the Colleges and the health professionals they regulate.
As a member of FHRCO, CMLTO collaborated with the other health regulatory Colleges to develop the site. Further resources are being developed and will be launched throughout the year.

HCV Labstract updated

05 May 2017

For medical laboratory professionals
The Public Health Ontario Laboratories (PHOL) has issued an update to Labstract LAB-SD-033, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA and Genotype Testing and Interpretation – Update. Read or download the PDF by clicking here.

Reminder: PLI audit underway

27 April 2017

Each year, CMLTO conducts a professional liability insurance (PLI) audit. Practising members are randomly selected to complete the online PLI audit form. This year’s audit period is from April 10 – May 10, 2017. 
Failure to provide proof of PLI coverage will result in a restriction of your ability to practise as an MLT in Ontario, and failure to respond to the audit is considered professional misconduct.

PHOL Labstract: Parasitic serology update

25 April 2017

For medical laboratory professionals
Public Health Ontario Labs (PHOL) has issued a new Labstract: Parasitic Serology Update – Test Methodology Change (PDF). Click here to view all PHOL Labstracts.

Call for Nominations reminder

19 April 2017

Call for nominations for election to CMLTO Council: CMLTO members get involved!
The CMLTO invites MLTs to bring their knowledge, skills, and ability to Council and help shape the future. Learn how by clicking here.
The deadline for election nomination forms to be received by the CMLTO is Friday, May 26, 2017, at 5:00 pm.

MLT Health Human Resource Report released

18 April 2017

CMLTO is pleased to announce the release of its eighth annual Medical Laboratory Technologist Health Human Resource Exploration report. This analysis of the 2016 CMLTO membership data examines MLT practice, employment facility and status, and the provision of MLT education.

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.

Updated: Event calendar listings

04 April 2017

Whenever possible, CMLTO lists events that may be of interest to those working in the medical laboratory technology profession or other regulated health professions. Check out the listings by clicking here.

PLI audit begins in April

28 March 2017

Since 2014, it has been mandatory that Practising MLTs carry professional liability insurance (PLI) in all employment settings, and are able to provide proof that their PLI complies with CMLTO Bylaw requirements. Each year, CMLTO conducts a PLI audit. Practising members are randomly selected and contacted by email with a request to complete the online PLI audit form.

This year’s audit period is from April 10 – May 10, 2017. Members who are selected for audit have 30 days to complete the online audit form and may update it as they acquire information.

Please be reminded that failure to provide proof of PLI coverage will result in a restriction of your ability to practice medical laboratory technology in Ontario. Failure to respond to the audit is considered professional misconduct.

MLTs: get involved with CMLTO

08 March 2017

Call for nominations for election to CMLTO Council

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 MLTs to be part of this process. Bring your knowledge, skill and ability to Council and help shape the future. 

Learn more about the nomination process here and about the election process here

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 26, 2017, 5:00 pm.