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New PHOL labstract: HIV

20 May 2016

For medical laboratory professionals: Public Health Ontario Laboratories (PHOL) has published new PHOL labstract (LAB-SD-116-000) regarding the HIV patient information sheet.

Effective June 1, 2016, the PHOL will attach this information sheet (PDF) to reports of positive tests for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) types 1 and 2.

CMLTO office closed for Victoria Day

19 May 2016

Please be advised that the CMLTO office will be closed on Monday, May 23, 2016, for the Victoria Day statutory holiday. Regular office hours resume at 8:30 am on May 24th.

Reminder: Call for Nominations

06 April 2016

The call for nominations for election to the CMLTO Council is currently underway. Members were notified by email in the online newsletter, FOCUS 2016, Issue 1. As well, a notice was posted on the website in February. The deadline for election nomination forms to be received by the CMLTO is Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 5:00 pm. For more information, click here.

Fair Registration Practices Report published

29 March 2016

The CMLTO 2015 Fair Registration Practices Report is published online here (PDF), as required by the Office of the Fairness Commissioner.

CMLTO to present at HFO event

24 March 2016

CMLTO is one of the organizations making a presentation at an Orientation to Licensing for Internationally-Educated Medical Laboratory Technologists, sponsored by HealthForceOntario (HFO).

The session provides information for internationally-educated MLTs wishing to become licensed to practice in Ontario. Click here for details.

MLTs and IPC

22 March 2016

The CMLTO is pleased to announce a collaboration amongst five partner organizations to develop a single point of access to resources that support MLTs involved in interprofessional collaboration (IPC).

The College worked with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS), Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT), St. Clair College, Medical Laboratory Science program, and St. Lawrence College, Medical Laboratory Science program to develop a webpage (click here), hosted by CMLTO.

The group shares the goal of achieving excellence in patient care through interprofessional collaboration.

More CMLTO resources concerning IPC are located here.
 

Position available at CMLTO

21 March 2016

The CMLTO has a vacancy for a Quality Assurance Coordinator at its office in Toronto. For more information about the position and requirements, click here (PDF).
The application deadline is April 22, 2016. 

PHO update: Mycobacterium tuberculosis

01 March 2016

Public Health Ontario (PHO) has released a new PHOL labstract (LAB-SD-113-000) for Ontario medical laboratories.
It concerns Mycobacterium tuberculosis susceptibility testing—Impact of Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) co-isolation with M. tuberculosis. Click here to read the update.

Call for Nominations for Election to CMLTO Council

17 February 2016

Deadline for election nomination forms to be received by the CMLTO is Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 5:00 pm.

The CMLTO exists for the protection of the public’s right to safe, high-quality health care through self-regulation and leadership of the medical laboratory technology profession. The Council establishes CMLTO’s strategic direction and the outcomes that will lead self-regulation forward in the interest of public safety. The CMLTO invites you to be part of this process. Bring your knowledge, skill and ability to Council and help shape the future.

To participate, you will need to run for election this year in the following districts:
District 2 – Central West Region
District 4 – Central East Region
District 8 – Member-at-Large

Elections for existing Council vacancies will also be held for the following districts:
District 3 – Toronto Area
District 6 – North East Region
District 7 – North West Region

Council Member Nomination
To achieve an effective mix of skills and abilities, the Council has established selection criteria for Council Member nominations and appointments.These criteria are designed to increase understanding of the qualifications and expectations of Council Members and serve as a guide for candidates and for those who are nominating, and being nominated, for Council positions. Please click here to view the criteria.

Zika virus testing guidelines for health professionals

28 January 2016

Public Health Ontario (PHO) has published Zika virus lab testing and specimen handling information for medical laboratory professionals in Ontario. Click here to read the information.