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MLT Scope of Practice Survey results released

27 November 2014

The CMLTO launched a survey to evaluate the current knowledge of the MLT Scope of Practice and to explore MLTs’ involvement in professional practice activities within and beyond their current Scope of Practice. The online survey, which was composed of seven questions, was launched in July 2014 and closed on August 1, 2014. The survey link was sent to 800 randomly selected Practising MLTs. 
Read or download the survey results (PDF) now.

Annual Registration Renewal: Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2014

04 November 2014

CMLTO’s Annual Registration Renewal for 2015 began online on November 1, 2014. All medical laboratory technologists in Ontario have been sent notification of the renewal requirements by letter mail, and must renew online by December 31, 2014. If you have questions, please call 416-861-9605, press 1 for registration and renewal, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

REVISED: CMOH Ebola Directive #1

31 October 2014

This directive replaces Directive #1 issued on October 17, 2014.
Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) issued a directive about personal protective equipment and procedures regarding Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) for health care workers. The purpose is to provide instructions to all acute care settings, and their management and employees, concerning precautions and procedures necessary to protect the health of workers and significantly reduce the risk of spreading the disease. Click here to read or download the revised directive (PDF) and click here for the fact sheet summarizing changes to Directive #1.
Further directives for other settings, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS), primary care and laboratories; and concerning training, testing, transportation of specimens, waste disposal and other matters will follow. 

image of medical laboratory technologist at microscope