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CMLTO Council public engagement survey

26 April 2018

The CMLTO Council is embarking on a public engagement project to collect feedback and opinions via an online survey.

The Council is interested in learning public opinions about CMLTO’s efforts to build public confidence, ensure accountable professionals, and contribute to health system transformation.

The responses received will be used to inform the Council’s policy work and to ensure the College is meeting its strategic goals to protect the public.

The Council invites Ontarians to take the survey by clicking here, and to share the link (https://ca.research.net/r/CMLTO_Council_Survey) widely.

Rescinded guidelines presentation and FAQ available

19 April 2018

The CMLTO held a webinar on February 22, 2018, to address MLTs' questions about why the CMLTO Cytology & Histology Practice Guidelines were rescinded, and how it affects their professional practice. Topics included:
• Overview of MLT Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, Scope of Practice and professional obligations
• CMLTO Practice Guideline development and review process.
A recorded version of the webinar can be accessed by clicking here. Please note that to view the webinar, you will be required to provide your name and email address.
An FAQ (PDF) was created as an outcome of the webinar, read it by clicking here.

CMLTO releases 2017 HHR report

17 April 2018

CMLTO is pleased to announce the release of its ninth annual Medical Laboratory Technologist Health Human Resource Exploration report. This analysis of the 2017 CMLTO membership data examines MLT practice, employment facility and status, and the provision of MLT education. 
New for 2017, CMLTO is releasing an Ontario MLT practice trends and demographics snapshot.
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 and read or download the snapshot (PDF) by clicking here.

Reminder: Call for Nominations

03 April 2018

Help shape the future of healthcare in Ontario! The CMLTO Council invites engaged, motivated MLTs to run for Council election in 6 districts of the province. The deadline is Friday, May 25, 2018, 4:30 pm.
Council establishes the CMLTO's strategic direction and the outcomes that will lead self-regulation forward in the interest of public safety.
Learn more by clicking here (PDF).

CMLTO Easter 2018 office hours

28 March 2018

Please note that the CMLTO office will be closed on March 30, 2018, for the Good Friday statutory holiday. Regular office hours resume on April 2, 2018, at 8:30 am.

CAMLPR launches website

27 March 2018

camlpr_colourThe Canadian Alliance of Medical Laboratory Professionals Regulators (CAMLPR) is a voluntary alliance of medical laboratory technology provincial health regulatory authorities. Its new website is www.camlpr.org. CMLTO is a member and Registrar & CEO Kathy Wilkie is the current Chair of the CAMLPR Board.  

CAMLPR’s founding purpose is to provide an infrastructure and forum through which Canadian regulators of medical laboratory professionals can anticipate and respond to regulatory challenges and opportunities on interprovincial, territorial, national and global levels. Visit the CAMLPR website to learn more.

CMLTO submits Fair Registration Practices report

14 March 2018

CMLTO has submitted its Fair Registration Practices Report Medical Laboratory Technologists for 2017 to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner. Click here to read or download the report (PDF).

CMLTO posts copies of its Fair Registration Practices Reports here.

View the Office of the Fairness Commissioner's assessment reports and reviews of CMLTO's registration practices, from 2007 to the present, by clicking here.

MLTs: your input is requested

06 March 2018

Consent and capacity knowledge assessment survey
In 2017, the Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario (FHRCO) of which CMLTO is a member, convened a Consent & Capacity Working Group. The Working Group’s first task is to assess the current knowledge of all regulated health professionals in Ontario regarding consent and capacity.
Results of the survey will be used to determine the feasibility of creating collaborative educational materials to improve members' understanding of their legal and professional obligations for obtaining consent and assessing capacity in their respective practice settings. 
CMLTO encourages all members to respond to the survey which should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your responses are anonymous and will only be used and communicated in aggregate format. Please click here to launch the survey complete it by April 15, 2018. Thank you for your assistance.

Free evidence-based practice resources for allied health professionals!

26 February 2018

MLTs registered to practice in Ontario can apply to the Allied Health Professional Development Fund for education grants for professional development activities that enhance the quality of care and services they provide to Ontarians.

Allied health professionals who are eligible for AHPDF education grants are also able to create an account at www.ahpdf.ca to access its extensive, practice-focused Electronic Health Library powered by EBSCO Health. These evidence-based resources can help allied health professionals grow their professional knowledge and expertise in the care of Ontarians:
DynaMed Plus® (PDF), MEDLINE® (PDF), and CINAHL® Complete (PDF).

How CMLTO manages consultations & feedback

21 February 2018


As part of its public protection mandate, the CMLTO is strongly committed to transparency and ensuring that its regulatory processes and information about members can be accessed easily by the public, by applicants, and medical laboratory technologists (MLTs). Additionally, the CMLTO is committed to engaging with the public about the College’s role in public protection.


The CMLTO welcomes comments, questions, and feedback at all times, even when formal consultations or outreach initiatives are not underway. Learn more by clicking here.