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CMLTO office remains closed until further notice

30 March 2020

In accordance with advice from the federal Chief Public Health Officer, the provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health, and the Toronto Medical Officer of Health to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the CMLTO office at 25 Adelaide Street East closed on March 18, 2020, and moved to a virtual office for all College operations. The office will remain closed until further notice.

Click here for more information about service provision and contacting the CMLTO during this time. Additional updates will be posted on this website.

Applicants for registration should refer to this important information about online applications and forwarding documentation to CMLTO.

Information about MLT health human resources can be found by clicking here.

Letter to applicants for registration: important information

27 March 2020

The CMLTO recognizes that in the current COVID-19 pandemic, applicants for registration may encounter some unique circumstances as they prepare their supporting documentation. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with some options to address some of the current issues applicants may encounter. Click here to read or download the letter (PDF).

Applicants should email their questions to registration@cmlto.com.

COVID-19 eblast to members March 23, 2020

23 March 2020

The CMLTO sent an eblast to all members today regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Read or download the PDF by clicking here.

Members who did not receive the eblast should ensure that they have correctly entered their email addresses into their profiles at https://www.cmlto-onlineservices.com/.

Click here for more information about service provision and contacting the CMLTO while it operates as a virtual office. Further updates will be posted on this website.

Healthcare professionals should refer to the Ministry of Health's page for guidance about the virus, found here. The public should refer to this Ministry page for information and resources.

MLT health human resources

20 March 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the CMLTO is in contact and working with members of the Canadian Alliance of Medical Laboratory Professionals Regulators (CAMLPR), the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and the Ontario Ministry of Health to continually monitor the province’s health human resource needs.
 
Although the CMLTO is operating a virtual office, all Registration-related functions are operating normally, and within normal service standards. This includes processing new applications, members requesting reinstatement or changing registration class. All such applications and requests continue to be assessed against the registration requirements defined in Ontario Regulation 207/94 under the Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991.
Applications for reinstatement of membership may be made at www.cmlto-onlineservices.com.
 
For detailed information about registration requirements for both Practising and Non-practising classes, click here (PDF).
 
Employers with questions related to MLT health human resources are encouraged to email the CMLTO at registration@cmlto.com.

March 19, 2020 memo from the Chief Medical Officer of Health

19 March 2020

Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams issued this memo, "Managing Health Worker Illness and Return to Work COVID-19," on March 19, 2020. Please click here to read or download the memo (PDF).


CMLTO office closing effective March 18, 2020 until April 5, 2020

16 March 2020

In accordance with advice from the federal Chief Public Health Officer, the provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health, and the Toronto Medical Officer of Health to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the CMLTO office at 25 Adelaide Street East is closing effective March 18, 2020, and moving to a virtual office for all College operations. The office will remain closed until April 5, 2020, with the end date subject to change.

Click here for more information about service provision and contacting the CMLTO during this time. Further updates will be posted on this website.

Healthcare professionals should refer to the Ministry of Health's page for guidance about the virus, found here. The public should refer to this Ministry page for information and resources.

CMLTO office to close effective March 18, 2020

16 March 2020

In accordance with advice from the federal Chief Public Health Officer, the provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health, and the Toronto Medical Officer of Health to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the CMLTO office at 25 Adelaide Street East is closing effective March 18, 2020, and moving to a virtual office for all College operations. The office will remain closed until further notice.

To ensure the health and safety of its staff, volunteers, and system partners, and to support health protection in the greater community, the CMLTO is making every effort to provide uninterrupted service efficiently and effectively. However, CMLTO requests your patience if there is a lag in service or responses.
At this time, the CMLTO encourages you to use email to communicate with the College. Click here for staff and departmental email addresses. If you do leave voice messages, please include an email address to ensure that you receive a response in a timely manner.

All CMLTO-hosted meetings have been cancelled until May 8, 2020. The scheduling of meetings planned for after May 8th is currently under review and will be determined as the situation evolves. College staff members will not attend external meetings during the same time period which is also subject to an extension.

The CMLTO is only able to accept mail delivered by Canada Post at this time. No in-person deliveries can be accommodated until further notice.

The CMLTO will provide updates about changes to its operations on the cmlto.com homepage and via e-blasts to members and stakeholders, as necessary. Members should ensure that they have entered correct email addresses into their profiles at https://www.cmlto-onlineservices.com/.

The College is endeavouring to maintain business as usual in order to fulfill its public protection mandate.

CMLTO response to COVID-19

13 March 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread across Ontario and globally, the CMLTO is taking various precautionary measures and adjusting its operations to ensure the health and safety of its staff, volunteers, and system partners, in order to heed provincially- and federally-mandated public health directives which support health protection in the greater community. 

The CMLTO will continue to monitor the situation and will adapt operations accordingly and make every effort to ensure this situation does not affect the quality of service and support that the CMLTO provides to the public and members. Learn more about how the CMLTO is adapting its operations during the COVID-19 pandemic by clicking here.

Click here to read a letter from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams. (PDF)

PLEASE NOTE
The CMLTO is unable to accommodate unscheduled or ‘drop-in’ visitors until further notice. Signage is posted on the office door with relevant phone and email contact information.

Applicants for registration should not make unscheduled or unannounced visits to the CMLTO office to drop off documents without having made prior arrangements. The CMLTO cannot guarantee that staff will be available to accept documents during office hours.

CMLTO response to COVID-19

13 March 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread across Ontario and globally, the CMLTO is taking various precautionary measures and adjusting its operations to ensure the health and safety of its staff, volunteers, and system partners, in order to heed provincially- and federally-mandated public health directives which support health protection in the greater community.

The CMLTO will continue to monitor the situation and will adapt operations accordingly. We are making every effort to ensure this situation does not affect the quality of service and support that the CMLTO provides to the public and members.

At this time, the CMLTO office remains open but preparations are being made to operate virtually as the situation warrants. Every effort will be made to provide uninterrupted service efficiently and effectively, however, CMLTO requests your patience if there is a lag in service or responses.

Following public health directives and best practices, the CMLTO will not host in-person meetings throughout the rest of March through to May 8th, however, this time period is subject to being extended. CMLTO-hosted meetings scheduled until May 8th will be held via teleconference and participants will be notified of all the pertinent details to join the meetings.

The scheduling of meetings planned for after May 8th is currently under review and will be determined as the situation evolves. College staff members will not attend external meetings during the same time period which is also subject to an extension.

The CMLTO is unable to accommodate unscheduled or ‘drop-in’ visitors until further notice. Signage is posted on the office door with relevant phone and email contact information.

The CMLTO will provide updates about changes to its operations on the cmlto.com homepage and via e-blasts to members, as necessary. The College is endeavouring to maintain business as usual in order to fulfill its public protection mandate.



COVID-19 information

05 March 2020

Healthcare professionals should refer to the Ministry of Health's page for guidance about the virus, found here.

The public should refer to this Ministry page for information and resources.