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Volunteer opportunity for Practising MLTs

04 July 2018

The CMLTO is looking for Practising members in good standing to volunteer as Competence Evaluation Assessors.
For more information about the opportunity and how to apply, click here.

Volunteer opportunity: Competence Evaluation Assessors

04 July 2018

Under the Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991 the CMLTO Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is composed of three components, one of which is the Competence Evaluation (CE). The CE assessment determines if a member possesses the knowledge, skill, and judgment necessary to meet the standards of practice of the profession. The CE consists of 15 questions verbally administered and answered, using a combination of behavioural-based and situational-based questions.

CE Assessors are appointed by the CMLTO Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) as described by Section 81 of the Health Professions Procedural Code under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

CMLTO is currently looking for MLTs that meet the following requirements to be considered as CE Assessors:
  • Practising member in good standing with the CMLTO
  • minimum of five years of current experience as an MLT
  • cannot be a current member of the CMLTO Council or a Non-Council Committee member
  • recognizes and declares any potential conflict of interest
  • complies with the requirements and responsibilities outlined in the CMLTO Confidentiality form.
Although it is anticipated that the number of CE assessments will be very low, the CMLTO needs to develop a pool of Assessors for when the need arises to conduct a CE assessment. Training will be provided to all CE Assessors.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit the CE Assessor Expression of Interest form found here (PDF), along with your professional resume/curriculum vitae, by email to qualityassurance@cmlto.com.

PLI audit reminder

28 June 2018

Members who were randomly selected and notified to provide proof of professional liability insurance (PLI) must complete the online annual audit by Friday, July 6, 2018, 11:59 pm EST. Please email the Registration department at registration@cmlto.com if you have any questions.

CMLTO closed for Canada Day

25 June 2018

The CMLTO office will be closed on July 2, 2018, in observance of the Canada Day statutory holiday. Regular office hours resume at 8:30 am on July 3rd.

Reminder: public engagement survey

25 June 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.

Updated Collaboration Guidelines for MLTs released

19 June 2018

At its April 8, 2018 meeting, the CMLTO Quality Assurance Committee passed a motion to approve the updated Collaboration Guidelines for Medical Laboratory Technologists.
The Collaboration Guidelines outline some enablers and barriers to IPC that are contextual to an MLT’s professional culture. These guidelines focus on helping MLTs learn and apply decision-making tools to practise collaboratively. 
Click here to access the Collaboration Guidelines (PDF), and here for other professional practice resources.

CAMLPR announces incorporation

18 June 2018

The Canadian Alliance of Medical Laboratory Professionals Regulators (CAMLPR) is pleased to announce that Corporations Canada has granted CAMLPR’s Certificate of Incorporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
Learn more by clicking here (PDF).

Looking for a speaker?

29 May 2018


The CMLTO is committed to building relationships 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, ethics and professionalism, interprofessional collaboration, and the Voluntary Roster of Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians.

To request a CMLTO speaker to deliver a presentation, please e-mail memberrelations@cmlto.com.

PLI audit underway

18 May 2018

The CMLTO Consolidated Bylaws require all Practising members to carry professional liability insurance (PLI) in all medical laboratory practice employment settings. 
The College randomly selects members who are required to provide proof of PLI through an online annual audit. 
Those selected have been notified and are required to complete the PLI audit by Friday, July 6, 2018, 11:59 pm EST. Please email the Registration department at registration@cmlto.com with questions.

Deadline approaching: Call for Nominations

07 May 2018

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