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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.

Call for Nominations for Election to CMLTO Council

21 February 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.
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 webinar: recently rescinded professional practice guidelines

16 February 2018

On October 28, 2017, the CMLTO Quality Assurance Committee passed a motion to rescind the CMLTO Histology and Cytology Practice Guidelines. The CMLTO Practice Guidelines for Histology and Cytology are no longer available.

Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.  A CMLTO  representative will be addressing MLTs' questions about why the guidelines were rescinded, and how it will affect their professional practice. Topics will include:
• Overview of MLT Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, Scope of Practice and professional obligations
• CMLTO Practice Guideline development and review process.

Please register for Cytology and Histology: A Discussion About the Recently Rescinded Practice Guidelines on February 22, 2018, 12:00 PM EST by: clicking here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

CMLTO releases informational posters

08 February 2018

The CMLTO recently released two informational posters based on feedback from various member surveys, to present our findings in an easily-understood format in order to support your professional practice.
The MLT’s role as a self-regulated health professional: can I perform a new technique safely and competently?
Download a PDF of this poster here.

MLT views about the CMLTO Voluntary Roster of Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians.
Download a PDF of this poster here.

PHOL Labstracts: HIV & HTLV testing and Hepatitis C

06 February 2018

For healthcare professionals
The Public Health Ontario Laboratory (PHOL) has released a new Labstract (LAB-SD-120) regarding the New Requisition for HIV and HTLV testing. Effective February 5, 2018, PHOL is implementing an updated HIV and HTLV requisition form, titled HIV and HTLVI/HTLVII Serology and HIV PCR Test Requisition. To read or download the Labstract (PDF), click here.

Also effective February 5, 2018, PHOL is implementing changes to hepatitis C virus (HCV) reporting. To read or download the Labstract (LAB-SD-124) (PDF), click here.

CMLTO rescinds Professional Practice Guidelines

26 January 2018

On October 28, 2017, the CMLTO Quality Assurance Committee passed a motion to rescind the CMLTO Histology and Cytology Practice Guidelines. The CMLTO Practice Guidelines for Histology and Cytology are no longer available. 
Current CMLTO Standards of Practice and professional practice guidelines may be read or downloaded from the CMLTO website by clicking here.
If you require any further information or confidential practice advice, please contact the Quality Assurance Program at qualityassurance@cmlto.com or 1-800-323-9672, extension 2.