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Register for the employer webinar

17 October 2019

The CMLTO continues to pursue the regulation of medical laboratory assistants and technicians in Ontario at the Council’s direction, which it considers to be a public interest initiative. The College is informed regularly about the expanding role of medical laboratory assistants and technicians in the clinical laboratory, along with numerous other changes in the laboratory sector.

The CMLTO is hosting a webinar titled, “Oversight of Medical Laboratory Assistants & Technicians: An Update for Employers” on Friday, November 8, 2019, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm to discuss recent advances in this regulatory initiative and to explore employers' role in supporting its advancement.
Please click on the following link to register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7946147845543902989

CMLTO election results

10 October 2019

For the election recently held for District 3 (Toronto Area Region) Gaspare Bonsignore is declared elected for a three-year term on the CMLTO Council commencing January 1, 2020 and ending on December 31, 2022.

For the District 8 (Member-at-large) vacancy, Tammy Earle was declared elected by acclamation.

CMLTO Thanksgiving office hours

09 October 2019

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The CMLTO office will be closed on October 14, 2019, for the Thanksgiving statutory holiday. Regular office hours resume at 8:30 am on October 15th.

Registration renewal begins November 1, 2019

02 October 2019

The CMLTO's Annual Registration Renewal for 2020 begins on November 1, 2019. All medical laboratory technologists registered in Ontario must renew their CMLTO registration online by December 31, 2019. The Annual Registration Renewal notice, which includes renewal instructions, will be sent by postal mail in the second week of October. It is a professional obligation to ensure that the CMLTO has your correct contact information. Members can update their profiles by logging into https://www.cmlto-onlineservices.com/.

Revised: Sexual abuse prevention resources

24 September 2019

Sexual abuse has no place in the delivery of healthcare services. MLTs are among the professionals who have declared a zero tolerance for sexual abuse. The following practice guidelines and supporting resource materials (PDFs) have been reviewed and approved by the CMLTO Patient Relations Committee.
Guidelines for the prevention of sexual abuse
Prevention of sexual abuse of patients - Instructor's guide
Fact sheet for funding for therapy or counselling (For a patient who has been sexually abused by an MLT.)

Voting deadline Friday: District 3 election

24 September 2019

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CMLTO members eligible to vote in the election being held in District 3 (Toronto Area Region) have been notified by email and sent instructions for casting their votes electronically. Members who believe they are eligible to vote yet who have not received a notification, should email executiveoffice@cmlto.com
Members have until 11:59 pm on September 27, 2019 to vote.

Call for Non-Council Committee Members

20 September 2019

The CMLTO is calling for members in good standing to apply to serve on its statutory committees. The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) stipulates the specific functions of the CMLTO’s Committees.

Committees include professional and public Council Members and non-Council professional members. Learn more about the Committee mandates here.

To apply, please email executiveoffice@cmlto.com stating your interest and attaching your resume, by 4:30 pm, on November 15, 2019.

Employer webinar announced

19 September 2019

The CMLTO continues to pursue the regulation of medical laboratory assistants and technicians in Ontario at the Council’s direction, which it considers to be a public interest initiative. The College is informed regularly about the expanding role of medical laboratory assistants and technicians in the clinical laboratory, along with numerous other changes in the laboratory sector.

The CMLTO is hosting a webinar titled, “Oversight of Medical Laboratory Assistants & Technicians: An Update for Employers” on Friday, November 8, 2019, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm to discuss recent advances in this regulatory initiative and to explore employers' role in supporting its advancement.
Please click on the following link to register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7946147845543902989

Updated CMLTO Guidelines released

05 September 2019

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The CMLTO Guidelines for the supervision of medical laboratory science program students in clinical placements (click here for PDF) apply to CMLTO members involved in directing, guiding, instructing, training or mentoring students in clinical settings. The updated guidelines clarify, within Ontario's professional regulatory framework, the general expectations for MLTs supervising students’ clinical placements in accredited medical laboratory science programs. 

The CMLTO Retraining Guidelines for medical laboratory technologists (click here for PDF) apply to MLTs currently authorized to practice in a given specialty, and who self-identify a need for retraining. When engaging in retraining, MLTs must ensure the public is protected from harm. The updated guideline helps to ensure MLTs involved in retraining activities can practise competently, safely, and ethically, minimizing the risk of harm to patients.

All CMLTO guidelines documents are located here.

Registration renewal begins November 1, 2019

04 September 2019

The CMLTO's Annual Registration Renewal for 2020 begins on November 1, 2019. All medical laboratory technologists registered in Ontario must renew their CMLTO registration online by December 31, 2019. The Annual Registration Renewal notice, which includes renewal instructions, will be sent by postal mail in the second week of October. It is a professional obligation to ensure that the CMLTO has your correct contact information. Members can update their profiles by logging into https://www.cmlto-onlineservices.com/.