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Registration renewal information for MLTs

26 September 2012

The CMLTO’s Annual Registration Renewal Notice will be sent to you by postal mail at your current address on October 17, 2012.
Online renewal will be available from November 1 and December 31, 2012. Please review and update your profile as necessary.
If you have recently moved, please update your mailing address by visiting www.cmlto-onlineservices.com before October 12, 2012.
Please note that fees remain the same as the 2012 rates.

Kathy Wilkie to present governance webinar

18 September 2012

CMLTO Registrar & Executive Director Kathy Wilkie along with Karen Fryday-Field, Consultant, Meridian Edge Management & Governance Consulting, will present a Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) webinar on October 3, 2012.
“Governing Strategic and Operational Risk” will address the ‘risk universe’ of regulatory bodies and provide a framework for discussion and development of the many subject areas related to risk that face regulatory organizations.
To register, please go to the CLEAR website.

CMLTO Registrar & Executive Director appointed to CLEAR committee

18 September 2012

The Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) recently announced the
appointment of CMLTO Registrar & Executive Director Kathy Wilkie as Co-Vice
Chair of its International Relations Committee. CLEAR is the premier
international resource for professional regulation stakeholders and its broad
membership consists of regulatory boards, colleges, organizations, vendors from
around the world. It promotes regulatory excellence through conferences,
educational programs, publications, and research services for those involved in
professional and occupational regulation. Kathy has been involved in CLEAR’s
various activities for several years.

CMLTO article in the National Post

20 July 2012

A special supplement titled, "Careers in Healthcare - Highlighting Canada's Allied Health Professions" was distributed in the July 20, 2012, issue of the National Post. A CMLTO article appears on page eight. Click here (PDF) to read it online.

We care about your care

21 June 2012

The Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario (FHRCO) is composed of Ontario’s 21 health regulatory colleges, which govern over 260,000 health professionals, and five transitional councils for colleges that are soon to regulate those professions’ members. The colleges support health care professionals in providing Ontarians with safe, competent, and ethical health care; and they hold them accountable for their conduct and practice.

We care about your care. The health regulatory colleges have a mandate to protect the public and together we want you to become a better informed health care consumer. To that end, FHRCO has published a set of articles to educate and empower health care consumers in Ontario. Read or download them today.

Professional development: get reimbursed

13 June 2012

Ongoing professional development is a vital part of an MLT’s professional practice. The government of Ontario, through HealthForceOntario, continues to provide financial support for health professionals through the Allied Health Professional Development Fund (AHPDF).

Practising MLTs are one of nine allied health professions eligible to apply for a much as $1500 in professional development funding per MLT, per year. Apply for your reimbursement for professional development activities completed between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. The application form and guide for the 2012-2013 fund, as well as the Electronic Health Library, are now available through the AHPDF website at www.ahpdf.ca.

Please note a new AHPDF application requirement: applicants must submit an application within 90 days after the course/PD activity completion date or, by March 31, 2013, whichever comes first.

Health Canada seeks consultation regarding Blood Regulations

29 May 2012

Notice to Stakeholders — Health Canada released the Draft Guidance Document Interpreting the Blood Regulations for stakeholder consultation from May 28 to September 24, 2012.

The objective of the consultation on the draft Guidance Document is to obtain stakeholder comments on the guidance text explaining the regulatory provisions of the proposed Blood Regulations.

For more information about the consultation process and to download the Guidance Document, click here.

CMLTO's Kathy Wilkie elected FHRCO Officer

22 May 2012

The Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario (FHRCO) announced earlier in May that it elected CMLTO Registrar and Executive Director Kathy Wilkie to serve as one of its Officers. Read the press release here (PDF).

FHRCO is composed of Ontario’s 21 health regulatory colleges, which govern over 260,000 health professionals, and five transitional councils for colleges that are soon to regulate those professions’ members. The colleges support these health care professionals in providing the people of Ontario with safe, competent, and ethical health care; and they hold them accountable for their conduct and practice.

Foreign credential recognition

03 May 2012

The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) recently released, Strengthening Canada’s Economy – the Government of Canada 2011 Progress Report on Foreign Credential Recognition.

The report highlights progress made by CIC, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Service Canada, and Health Canada to reduce the barriers to foreign credential recognition for internationally trained individuals. CIC and partner departments collaborated with the provinces, territories and key stakeholders to develop tools, processes and initiatives aimed at helping integrate newcomers into the labour market at a level commensurate with their education, skills and experience.

The medical laboratory technology profession was one of the targeted occupations in 2010, and is profiled in the report (PDF).

Office of the Fairness Commissioner commends CMLTO

25 April 2012

In January 2012, Ontario’s Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) assessed CMLTO's registration processes. In its report, the OFC found that CMLTO demonstrates many commendable practices. Learn more at the OFC website.

The OFC recommended one area for improvement, which the CMLTO has remedied. See the action plan (PDF) submitted to the OFC for more information.