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  • regulates the medical laboratory technology (MLT) profession to protect the public interest
  • is the governing body for MLTs in Ontario
  • sets the standards for entry to practice to the MLT profession
  • investigates complaints regarding the professional conduct of its MLT members

VHF clinical and diagnostic testing update

11 April 2014

Public Health Ontario issued an alert about viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) for clinicians which includes information about diagnostic laboratory testing for suspect VHF patients. Read the update (PDF) now.

TPH Surveillance alert - measles

04 April 2014

Ontario has had 11 cases of measles since January 2014, all directly or epidemiologically linked to travel to Europe or Southeast Asia. Toronto Public Health (TPH) issued this Surveillance alert (PDF) regarding measles vaccination and testing update for clinicians' reference. Note that testing requires measles virus detection and serology. Please read the PDF for more information.

PLI requirement reminder

20 March 2014

As reported in the December 2013 and February 2014 issues of FOCUS, the CMLTO Council passed amendments to the Consolidated Bylaws requiring practising members to carry professional liability insurance (PLI), in all employment settings by March 31, 2014.
Effective April 1, 2014:
• Current practising CMLTO members will be required to complete a self-declaration form describing compliance with the bylaw requirements during the annual registration renewal period beginning in October 2014, as well as throughout the year if any changes are made to their CMLTO registration.
• Practising members may be chosen to be audited randomly to provide proof of PLI.
• New CMLTO membership applicants will be required to complete an undertaking requiring that PLI is in place prior to starting professional practice. 
For more information about PLI, please go to this page.

image of medical laboratory technologist at microscope