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PLI audit begins in April

28 March 2017

Since 2014, it has been mandatory that Practising MLTs carry professional liability insurance (PLI) in all employment settings, and are able to provide proof that their PLI complies with CMLTO Bylaw requirements. Each year, CMLTO conducts a PLI audit. Practising members are randomly selected and contacted by email with a request to complete the online PLI audit form.

This year’s audit period is from April 10 – May 10, 2017. Members who are selected for audit have 30 days to complete the online audit form and may update it as they acquire information.

Please be reminded that failure to provide proof of PLI coverage will result in a restriction of your ability to practice medical laboratory technology in Ontario. Failure to respond to the audit is considered professional misconduct.

MLTs: get involved with CMLTO

08 March 2017

Call for nominations for election to CMLTO Council

The CMLTO exists for the protection of the public’s right to safe, high-quality health care through self-regulation and leadership of the medical laboratory technology profession. The Council establishes CMLTO’s strategic direction and the outcomes that will lead self-regulation forward in the interest of public safety. The CMLTO invites MLTs to be part of this process. Bring your knowledge, skill and ability to Council and help shape the future. 

Learn more about the nomination process here and about the election process here

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 26, 2017, 5:00 pm. 

Call for Nominations in 2017

08 March 2017

Call for nominations for election to CMLTO Council: CMLTO members get involved!

The CMLTO exists for the protection of the public’s right to safe, high-quality health care through self-regulation and leadership of the medical laboratory technology profession. The Council establishes CMLTO’s strategic direction and the outcomes that will lead self-regulation forward in the interest of public safety. The CMLTO invites MLTs to be part of this process. Bring your knowledge, skill and ability to Council and help shape the future.

The Council is calling for nominations for election in:
District 2 – Central West Region (Term: Jan 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2020)
District 4 – Central East Region (Term: Jan 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2020)

Elections for existing Council vacancies will also be held for the following districts:
District 6 – North East Region (Term: Date Elected – Dec 31, 2018)
District 7 – North West Region (Term: Date Elected – Dec 31, 2018)
District 8 – Member-at-Large (Term: Date Elected – Dec 31, 2019)

The deadline for election nomination forms to be received by the CMLTO is Friday, May 26, 2017, at 5:00 pm.

The Council has established selection criteria for nominations and appointments to increase understanding of the qualifications and expectations of Council Members and serve as a guide for candidates and for those who are nominating, and being nominated, for Council positions. Please visit the Election Process page to view the criteria.

Please note that the Call for Nominations will be published in FOCUS, Issue 1 of 2017, CMLTO’s member newsletter, which is an exclusively online publication. Reminder: All members are required to provide an email address to CMLTO, please ensure you have so that you don't miss any important communications. 

Update: CMA accreditation

23 February 2017

The Canadian Alliance of Medical Laboratory Professional Regulators (CAMLPR) and CSMLS are pleased to provide an update (English PDF, French PDF) on the progress for the recruitment of an accreditation service to replace the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Accreditation Services.
CMLTO Registrar & CEO Kathy Wilkie is currently the CAMLPR Chair.

CMLTO office closed for Family Day

17 February 2017

Please note that the CMLTO office will be closed on February 20, 2017, for the Family Day statutory holiday. Regular office hours will resume at 8:30 am on February 21st.

CMLTO event calendar updated

16 February 2017

Whenever possible, CMLTO lists events that may be of interest to those working in the medical laboratory technology profession or other regulated health professions. Check out the listings by clicking here.

CCO Cervical Screening Guidelines

20 January 2017

For lab professionals
Cancer Care Ontario's Ontario Cervical Screening Program has released updated Cervical Screening Guidelines. Click here to read or download the guidelines (PDF).

Approved refresher courses for 2017

19 January 2017

The lists of CMLTO-approved refresher courses for MLTs have been updated for 2017. Click here for further information.

Notification for Voluntary Roster Affiliates

16 January 2017

The CMLTO will be sending renewal notices to Affiliates of the Voluntary Roster of Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians by letter mail during the week of January 23, 2017. Online renewal will be available from February 1 to March 31, 2017, and detailed instructions will be included in the mailed notices. 
If you have recently moved, please contact CMLTO at 416-861-9605 [toll-free in Canada: 1-800-323-9672] and press 1, or email registration@cmlto.com, by January 31, 2017.

Updated forms for MLTs

11 January 2017

MLTs should use the updated fillable PDFs to record their professional development activities completed in 2016 (the subject of 2017 audits) as well as to proactively track their 2017 professional development.
Visit the Professional Portfolio page for links to the PDFs as well as other resources.