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CMLTO webinar: recently rescinded professional practice guidelines

16 February 2018

On October 28, 2017, the CMLTO Quality Assurance Committee passed a motion to rescind the CMLTO Histology and Cytology Practice Guidelines. The CMLTO Practice Guidelines for Histology and Cytology are no longer available.

Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.  A CMLTO  representative will be addressing MLTs' questions about why the guidelines were rescinded, and how it will affect their professional practice. Topics will include:
• Overview of MLT Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, Scope of Practice and professional obligations
• CMLTO Practice Guideline development and review process.

Please register for Cytology and Histology: A Discussion About the Recently Rescinded Practice Guidelines on February 22, 2018, 12:00 PM EST by: clicking here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

CMLTO releases informational posters

08 February 2018

The CMLTO recently released two informational posters based on feedback from various member surveys, to present our findings in an easily-understood format in order to support your professional practice.
The MLT’s role as a self-regulated health professional: can I perform a new technique safely and competently?
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Download a PDF of this poster here.

MLT views about the CMLTO Voluntary Roster of Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians.
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Download a PDF of this poster here.

PHOL Labstracts: HIV & HTLV testing and Hepatitis C

06 February 2018

For healthcare professionals
The Public Health Ontario Laboratory (PHOL) has released a new Labstract (LAB-SD-120) regarding the New Requisition for HIV and HTLV testing. Effective February 5, 2018, PHOL is implementing an updated HIV and HTLV requisition form, titled HIV and HTLVI/HTLVII Serology and HIV PCR Test Requisition. To read or download the Labstract (PDF), click here.

Also effective February 5, 2018, PHOL is implementing changes to hepatitis C virus (HCV) reporting. To read or download the Labstract (LAB-SD-124) (PDF), click here.

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