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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:

Updated CMLTO Guidelines released

05 September 2019

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/.

CMLTO Council election underway

03 September 2019

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.

CMLTO office closed for Labour Day

29 August 2019

The CMLTO office will be closed on September 2, 2019, for the Labour Day statutory holiday. Regular office hours resume at 8:30 am on September 3rd.

Looking for a speaker?

07 August 2019


The CMLTO is committed to building relationships with members, other health profession colleges, key stakeholders, and the public. 

The CMLTO can provide speakers on a wide variety of topics, including its regulatory role, ethics and professionalism, interprofessional collaboration, and the Voluntary Roster of Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians.

To request a CMLTO speaker to deliver a presentation, please email memberrelations@cmlto.com.

CMLTO office closed for Simcoe Day

31 July 2019

The CMLTO office will be closed on August 5, 2019, for the Simcoe Day statutory civic holiday. Regular office hours resume at 8:30 am on August 6th.

Revised: Sexual abuse prevention resources

26 July 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 revised by the Patient Relations Committee.

CMLTO releases 2018 Annual Report

22 July 2019

The CMLTO is pleased to announce the publication of the 2018 Annual Report in English (PDF) and in French (PDF). 
The report illustrates the CMLTO's key accomplishments in fulfilling its mission/mandate to protect the public's right to safe, high-quality health care through self-regulation and leadership of the medical laboratory technology profession.

CMLTO Annual Reports are located online here.