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MERS-CoV update: June 4, 2015

04 June 2015

Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued this update (PDF) for health care workers regarding the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak in the Republic of Korea.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care provides guidance for the health system on MERS-CoV here.

PHO: new Labstract for clinicians

26 May 2015

Laboratorians please note: Public Health Ontario Laboratories (PHOL) uses different algorithms for influenza virus and other respiratory viruses testing for the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. Click here for more information about the new PHOL labstract (LAB-SD-076-004).

CMLTO 2014 Annual Report released

25 May 2015

The CMLTO is pleased to announce the release its 2014 Annual Report. Published yearly, the Annual Report provides a snapshot of the CMLTO's achievements, committee reports and financial statements. Read or download the English PDF or French PDF now.

Member obligation reminder

21 May 2015

Reviewing and updating your information in the CMLTO database is not just for the registration renewal period. Members can access the database at any time to make updates. In fact, MLTs are required by law, to update the following information within 30 days of any changes:
• Name
• Home address and telephone number
• Name, address and phone number of each current employer
• Job titles.

Remember to update your information in CMLTO’s database when changes occur. It can be done easily from any computer, 24/7 year round.

MLT Health Human Resource Report released

24 April 2015

CMLTO is pleased to announce the release of its sixth annual Medical Laboratory Technologist Health Human Resource Exploration report. This analysis of the 2014 CMLTO membership data examines MLT practice, employment facility and status, and the provision of MLT education. Health human resource planning is informed and supported by health professional demographic and practice-specific data. Read or download the report (PDF) here.

Looking for a speaker?

20 April 2015

The CMLTO is committed to promoting and enhancing relations with members, other health profession colleges, key stakeholders, and the public. We are pleased to provide speakers on a wide variety of topics, including its regulatory role, the CMLTO quality assurance program, ethics and professionalism, interprofessional collaboration, and the regulation of medical laboratory assistants and technicians.
To request a CMLTO representative deliver a presentation at your organization, please send an e-mail to memberrelations@cmlto.com.

Funding for MLT professional development

17 April 2015

Learn about HealthForceOntario's financial support for Ontario’s allied health professionals through the Allied Health Professional Development Fund by clicking here.

Allied Health Professional Development Fund

17 April 2015

HealthForceOntario provides financial support for Ontario’s allied health professionals* through the Allied Health Professional Development Fund. Practicing members of nine eligible allied health professions are able to apply for as much as $1,500 this funding year (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016) in education grants for completed professional development courses, conferences, and workshops. These grants are intended to improve health care professionals’ access to professional development activities in order to:
  • advance clinical practice knowledge and skills to continuously improve the quality of patient care
  • contribute to the provision of more effective and efficient health care service delivery
  • advance clinical practices in priority health care areas identified in Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care
  • integrate evidence into professional practice
  • assist health care professionals to become change agents and to adapt to changing expectations and patient health care needs.
Eligible health professionals are also able to access the fund’s Electronic Health Library which offers the most recent health care literature in support of evidence-based practice.

Visit www.ahpdf.ca for more information about the Allied Health Professional Development Fund, including information about the application process, program eligibility requirements, deadlines, and more. Questions and comments about the program should be directed to info@ahpdf.ca. Please note that funding is not guaranteed.

*The allied health professionals eligible for funding include: Audiologists, Dietitians, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Medical Radiation Technologists, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Respiratory Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists registered to practice in Ontario. 

FOCUS: Issue 1 of 2015

11 March 2015

The newest issue of CMLTO's member newsletter is available online here. FOCUS is published electronically and delivered to members' email addresses. Members should ensure that CMLTO has their correct emails to not to miss an issue. Please note the PDF versions on the website are not interactive. Non-members may subscribe by sending an email to communications@cmlto.com.

MERS-CoV update: March 2015

10 March 2015

To reflect the countries with local transmission of the virus, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has updated the list of countries affected by the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) on its Guidance for Health Care Workers and Health Sector Employers on MERS-CoV website.
As this list of affected countries is subject to change, health care workers should review this website regularly for the latest information.