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PHO releases CDI case scenarios for health professionals

23 January 2018

Public Health Ontario (PHO) developed Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) case scenarios to address frequently asked questions about CDI cases and outbreaks in hospitals. Each scenario provides an opportunity for learners to enhance their understanding of CDI surveillance and outbreak management and apply knowledge to complex CDI situations in daily practice.

Click here for links to resources for members.

Approved refresher courses for 2018

23 January 2018

The lists of CMLTO-approved refresher courses for MLTs have been updated for 2018. Click here for further information.

Discipline Hearing summary published

11 January 2018

The CMLTO Discipline Committee held a hearing on December 21, 2017, at Victory Verbatim, 222 Bay Street, in Toronto to consider allegations of professional misconduct against member Mahmood Khan, whose principal place of practice is LifeLabs in Mississauga.

Click here for Hearing summary details (PDF).

Looking for a speaker in 2018?

05 January 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.

Late fees and suspensions

02 January 2018

All MLTs in Ontario were notified of the CMLTO’s 2018 Annual Registration Renewal requirements by letter mail in October 2017, and the online renewal platform became available on November 1, 2017. The opportunity to renew the CMLTO membership without penalty ended December 31, 2017. Members who failed to renew by the deadline will receive a Notice of Intention to Suspend from the Registrar & CEO in the coming week. 

Members wishing to renew their membership can still do so, with late fees, up to and including Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at www.cmlto-onlineservices.com, however, late fees have now been added to renewal fees.

All MLTs who have not renewed their membership by Tuesday, February 6, 2018, will have their certificate of registration suspended. If a member’s certificate of registration is suspended, the Registrar & CEO will notify the member and their employers by mail. Upon suspension, the certificate of registration expires, and the former member is no longer authorized to practise medical laboratory technology in Ontario.

Further, a permanent notation of the suspension (and subsequent reinstatement, if applicable) will appear in the MLT’s record in the CMLTO Public Register. A list containing the names of all suspended medical laboratory technologists will be published in the FOCUS newsletter.

Renewal deadline approaching: Dec 31st

19 December 2017

CMLTO’s Annual Registration Renewal for 2018 began November 1, 2017. All MLTs registered in Ontario must renew online by December 31, 2017, click on the red button above to get started. Review step-by-step renewal instructions by clicking here.
If you have questions, please call 416-861-9605 and press 1 for Registration and Renewal, or email registration@cmlto.com.

FOCUS 2017, Issue 4 released

18 December 2017


The most recent issue of the CMLTO member newsletter is now available. Read the current issue online
here and back issues here.

CMLTO 2017 holiday office hours

14 December 2017

Please note the following CMLTO office hours for the period: December 29, 2017 to January 1, 2018:

Fri, Dec 29, 8:30 am–2:00 pm
Mon, Jan 1, 2018, CLOSED (New Year’s Day)

Regular office hours resume at 8:30 am on January 2, 2018.

CMLTO webinar for employers and managers video avilable

12 December 2017

Click here
to watch the CMLTO webinar presentation video (MP4) for medical laboratory employers and managers held in November 2017.

2018 Council Officers announced

11 December 2017


At its November meeting, the CMLTO Council elected its 2018 Council officers: Karen Persad, President; Tammy Earle, Vice President, Professional; John Kurvink, Vice President, Public.

Click here (PDF) to learn more about each officer.