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CMOH Ebola Directive #1

21 October 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. 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. Click here to read or download the directive (PDF).

Annual registration renewal period

14 October 2014

CMLTO’s Annual Registration Renewal for 2015 begins online on November 1, 2014. All medical laboratory technologists in Ontario must renew their registrations online by December 31, 2014. All members will receive notification of the renewal requirements by letter mail in late October.
Questions regarding renewal should be directed to 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 .

MOHLTC Enterovirus D68 and Acute Flaccid Paralysis update

08 October 2014

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care continues to collaborate with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Health Ontario (PHO), Ministry of Labour and other health system partners to monitor the evolving Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) situation across North America and take measures to ensure optimal health system response.

PHO has developed guidance for public health units, health workers and health sector employers. Please visit www.publichealthontario.ca/EV-D68 for information on laboratory testing, AFP case reporting and infection prevention and control measures.

Please click here for more information.

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