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CMLTO webinar: recently rescinded professional practice guidelines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  A CMLTO  representative will be addressing MLTs' questions about why the guidelines were rescinded, and how it will affect their professional practice.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Please register for Cytology and Histology: A Discussion About the Recently Rescinded Practice Guidelines on February 22, 2018, 12:00 PM EST by: clicking here.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.

CMLTO rescinds Professional Practice Guidelines

26 January 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. 
Current CMLTO Standards of Practice and professional practice guidelines may be read or downloaded from the CMLTO website by clicking here.
If you require any further information or confidential practice advice, please contact the Quality Assurance Program at qualityassurance@cmlto.com or 1-800-323-9672, extension 2.

PHO releases CDI case scenarios for health professionals

23 January 2018

Public Health Ontario (PHO) developed Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) case scenarios to address frequently asked questions about CDI cases and outbreaks in hospitals. Each scenario provides an opportunity for learners to enhance their understanding of CDI surveillance and outbreak management and apply knowledge to complex CDI situations in daily practice.

Click here for links to resources for members.

Approved refresher courses for 2018

23 January 2018

The lists of CMLTO-approved refresher courses for MLTs have been updated for 2018. Click here for further information.

Discipline Hearing summary published

11 January 2018

The CMLTO Discipline Committee held a hearing on December 21, 2017, at Victory Verbatim, 222 Bay Street, in Toronto to consider allegations of professional misconduct against member Mahmood Khan, whose principal place of practice is LifeLabs in Mississauga.

Click here for Hearing summary details (PDF).

Looking for a speaker in 2018?

05 January 2018

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The CMLTO is committed to building relationships with members, other health profession colleges, key stakeholders, and the public. 

We are pleased to provide speakers on a wide variety of topics, including its regulatory role, ethics and professionalism, interprofessional collaboration, and the Voluntary Roster of Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians.

To request a CMLTO speaker to deliver a presentation, please e-mail memberrelations@cmlto.com.

Late fees and suspensions

02 January 2018

All MLTs in Ontario were notified of the CMLTO’s 2018 Annual Registration Renewal requirements by letter mail in October 2017, and the online renewal platform became available on November 1, 2017. The opportunity to renew the CMLTO membership without penalty ended December 31, 2017. Members who failed to renew by the deadline will receive a Notice of Intention to Suspend from the Registrar & CEO in the coming week. 

Members wishing to renew their membership can still do so, with late fees, up to and including Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at www.cmlto-onlineservices.com, however, late fees have now been added to renewal fees.

All MLTs who have not renewed their membership by Tuesday, February 6, 2018, will have their certificate of registration suspended. If a member’s certificate of registration is suspended, the Registrar & CEO will notify the member and their employers by mail. Upon suspension, the certificate of registration expires, and the former member is no longer authorized to practise medical laboratory technology in Ontario.

Further, a permanent notation of the suspension (and subsequent reinstatement, if applicable) will appear in the MLT’s record in the CMLTO Public Register. A list containing the names of all suspended medical laboratory technologists will be published in the FOCUS newsletter.

Renewal deadline approaching: Dec 31st

19 December 2017

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CMLTO’s Annual Registration Renewal for 2018 began November 1, 2017. All MLTs registered in Ontario must renew online by December 31, 2017, click on the red button above to get started. Review step-by-step renewal instructions by clicking here.
If you have questions, please call 416-861-9605 and press 1 for Registration and Renewal, or email registration@cmlto.com.