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CMLTO office closed on August 7, 2017

03 August 2017

The CMLTO office will be closed on August 7, 2017, for the Simcoe Day statutory holiday. Regular office hours resume at 8:30 am on August 8th.

New PHOL labstract: HCV

01 August 2017

For medical laboratory professionals
The Public Health Ontario Laboratories (PHOL) has issued a new PHO Labstract (LAB-SD-123) regarding Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA detection using Dried Blood Spots (DBS) along with the new Hepatitis PCR requisition. Read or download the PDF by clicking here.

Members of the public needed for advisory group

25 July 2017

The CMLTO and seven other health regulatory Colleges are inviting members of the public to participate in a Citizen Advisory Group (CAG).

The CAG will explore topics like professional standards, the complaints process, strategic priorities, and more. Your thoughts and opinions about health regulation will shape our work.

To learn how to get involved, click here to read or download a PDF with further details.

Passed the Spring CSMLS MLT Exam? Learn about becoming a CMLTO member

24 July 2017

Congratulations to everyone who passed the spring CSMLS MLT exam! 
For information about becoming an MLT in Ontario, please click here
Click here to begin the application process. For further assistance, please email registration@cmlto.com.

CMLTO releases 2016 Annual Report

11 July 2017

The CMLTO is pleased to announce the publication of the 2016 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.

UPDATE: CMA-accredited MLT education programs

11 July 2017

The Allied Health Program Accreditation Working Group (AHPAWG) has selected Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate Accreditation Canada (AC) to deliver accreditation services for medical laboratory technology education programs in Canada, following the end of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) conjoint accreditation services.
As CMLTO has previously reported, in January 2016 the CMA announced it would be divesting itself of accreditation services for allied health educational programs as of February 1, 2018. Following the announcement, the AHPAWG was formed to select a replacement accreditation provider for those allied health programs.
Please read the memo (English PDF; French PDF) forwarded to MLT education programs this week outlining next steps and the transition period.

UOIT joins IPC collaborative initiative

28 June 2017

The CMLTO is pleased to announce that the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has become the sixth partner organization to participate in maintaining a single point of access to resources that support MLTs involved in interprofessional collaboration (IPC). 

UOIT joins CMLTO, 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 populate the webpage (click here), hosted by CMLTO.

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

CMLTO office closed July 3, 2017

26 June 2017

The CMLTO office will be closed on July 3, 2017, in observance of the Canada Day statutory holiday. Regular office hours resume on July 4th, at 8:30 am.

New resource for the public

23 May 2017

Announcing the new Ontario Health Regulators website!
The Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario (FHRCO) has created www.ontariohealthregulators.ca, a one-stop gateway to the websites of all the health regulators in Ontario. From here the public can find the most trustworthy, relevant, and up-to-date information about the Colleges and the health professionals they regulate.
As a member of FHRCO, CMLTO collaborated with the other health regulatory Colleges to develop the site. Further resources are being developed and will be launched throughout the year.

HCV Labstract updated

05 May 2017

For medical laboratory professionals
The Public Health Ontario Laboratories (PHOL) has issued an update to Labstract LAB-SD-033, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA and Genotype Testing and Interpretation – Update. Read or download the PDF by clicking here.