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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. 

Blood Regulations come into force

23 October 2014

Health Canada announced the Blood Regulations and consequential amendments under the authority of the Food and Drugs Act, published in Canada Gazette, Part II, came into force October 23, 2014. 
The Blood Regulations Guidance Document (PDF) contains safety requirements with respect to blood for transfusion or for further manufacture and apply to all establishments that handle blood.
For more information visit this Health Canada page. 

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 have been sent notification of the renewal requirements by letter mail.
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 .

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