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Why Regulation Matters

As regulated health professionals, medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) are held accountable for their conduct and practice. All members of the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) meet strict training, safety and ethical standards. So you can have complete confidence in the MLTs doing your lab tests and the quality of the results.

The CMLTO has the responsibility and legal authority to protect your right to safe, competent and ethical health care by:

While members of the public can bring concerns about regulated care providers directly to their regulatory College, complaints about unregulated care providers can only be dealt with by their employer or through the courts. Unregulated care providers also do not have the same mandatory mechanisms to ensure appropriate training, education, or standards. Only regulated health care professionals are accountable to a regulatory body for the quality of care they provide.

Adapted with permission from the Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario.