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New CMLTO By-Law

23 December 2022

The CMLTO Consolidated By-Laws came into effect on December 31, 1994 and underwent many amendments since then to ensure that they remained consistent with legislation.

Based on external and internal consultation and a comprehensive review of the CMLTO Consolidated By-Laws in March 2022, CMLTO undertook a fundamental rewrite of the By-Laws.

The new CMLTO By-Law has been developed pursuant to Section 94 (1) of the Health Professions Procedural Code, being Schedule 2 of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 by taking into consideration the following reference documents:

1. Current Legislation,

2. Ministry of Health – College Performance Management Framework (CPMF),

3. By-Laws of 25 Health Regulatory Colleges, and

4. CMLTO Governance Documents.

At its September meeting, the CMLTO Board of Directors approved the New CMLTO By-Law in principle, for circulation to Registrants for a minimum of sixty (60) days pursuant to Section 94 (2) of the Health Professions Procedural Code.

The New CMLTO By-Law was circulated to Registrants on September 22, 2022 for consultation for sixty (60) days. All feedback received as a result of this consultation has been compiled and presented to the Board of Directors prior to its final deliberations in December.

At its meeting on December 1, 2022, the Board of Directors revoked the CMLTO Consolidated By-Laws and all previous by-laws relating to the administration of the affairs of the CMLTO and approved the New CMLTO By-Law.

The New CMLTO By-Law can be accessed here.

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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice: Where We Stand

13 December 2022

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Justice

Recognizing the significant impact of equity, diversity, inclusion and justice matters in our society and the potential for impacts and implications for all Boards of Directors, including those in the health regulatory sector, the CMLTO Board of Directors has set the following goal:

 

“To begin, together as a Board, the learning process around Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Justice matters including the issues/concerns, the impact and action needed by the Board, and the related influence/direction the Board wishes to have on CMLTO as an organization.”

 

The CMLTO Board of Directors embedded this in its work and planning for 2022 and beyond to further understand these important concepts and the resulting values which should become part of CMLTO’s core beliefs, organizational DNA, and way of doing business.

As a direct result of their work on these important topics this year, the Board approved an Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Justice Plan, which can be found here.

An action plan based on the Board’s principles will be established in 2023 to advance the Board’s focus. This plan will be released publicly as it is developed and approved to ensure that the public, registrants and all stakeholders understand the Board’s direction transparently.

Feedback regarding the CMLTO Board of Director’s equity, diversity, inclusion and justice principles, and plan are welcome from the public, registrants and stakeholders at any time.

Please send your questions, comments and feedback to executiveoffice@cmlto.com.

Governance Modernization at the CMLTO

13 December 2022

In late 2021, the CMLTO Board expressed an interest in taking a step back and regrouping its efforts in relation to governance modernization. This was done to complement the incremental progression made in the past (e.g. Bylaw changes) in governance modernization, with a desire to move forward a more wholistic agenda of governance modernization.

In 2022, the Board has had the opportunity to discuss potential changes using a principle-based approach. Their work this year has led to a set of Governance Modernization Principles which can be found here.

A longitudinal plan for governance modernization, anchored to these principles, will be developed by the Board in 2023, and beyond. This plan will be released publicly as it is developed and approved to ensure that the public, registrants and all stakeholders understand the Board’s direction transparently.

Feedback regarding the CMLTO Board of Director’s Governance Modernization Principles, and plan are welcome from the public, registrants and stakeholders at any time.

Please send your questions, comments and feedback to executiveoffice@cmlto.com.

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REGISTRATION RENEWAL FOR 2023 HAS BEGUN

01 November 2022

The CMLTO’s Annual Registration Renewal for 2023 began on November 1, 2022. All medical laboratory technologists registered in Ontario must renew their CMLTO registration online by December 31, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The Annual Registration Renewal notice, which includes renewal instructions, was sent by postal mail on October 17, 2022. Registrants can start their renewal process by following the link here and carefully following the instructions provided. 

Information regarding registration renewal is available at www.cmlto.com. If you have any questions, please contact the Registration department by telephone at 1-800-323-9672 extension 1 or by email at registration@cmlto.com.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Results of the 2022 CMLTO Board Elections

03 October 2022

Results of the 2022 CMLTO Board Elections 

In accordance with CMLTO Consolidated Bylaws S.19, a call for nominations for election to the Board was published in Issue 1 of FOCUS and posted on our website for the following Districts:

 

Regular elections:

District 2 – Central West Region (Term: Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)

District 3 – Metropolitan Toronto Region (Term: Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)

District 4 – Central East Region (Term: Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)

District 8 – Registrant-at-Large (Term: Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)

 

Special elections:

District 6 – North East Region (Term: Date elected – Dec 31, 2024)

District 7 – North West Region (Term: Date elected – Dec 31, 2024)

Nomination forms received by deadline:

The following nominations were received by Friday, May 27, 2022, 4:30 p.m.:

 

District 3 – Metropolitan Toronto Region

Two nominations were received - Rino Bonsignore and Joe Healy.

An online election for the professional CMLTO Board Member position on the Board of Directors in District 3 – Metropolitan Toronto Area started on August 26, 2022, and ended on September 30, 2022.

Rino Bonsignore is declared elected for a three-year (3) term on Board commencing January 1, 2023 and ending on December 31, 2025

 

District 4 – Central East Region

One nomination was received – Paula Curti. The candidate was deemed eligible for election and, therefore, declared elected by acclamation.

District 8 – Member-at-Large

One nomination was received – Imaya Dharmasri Vithana. The candidate was deemed eligible for election and, therefore, declared elected by acclamation.

 

By-elections will be held in Districts 2, 6, and 7, where no nominations were received.

Call for Non-Board Committee Members (NBCMs)

27 September 2022

The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) has the statutory duty to serve and protect the public by regulating the professional practice of medical laboratory technologists (MLT) in Ontario.

The Board of Directors is the CMLTO’s governing body which is composed of elected Professional and appointed Public Board Members who collectively have the authority and accountability for the overall outcomes of the College.

CMLTO Statutory Committees

The CMLTO Board of Directors conducts its various regulatory responsibilities through the following 7 (seven) statutory committees established by Section 10 (1) of the Health Professions Procedural Code being Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), 1991:

  1. 1. Executive Committee,
  2. 2. Registration Committee,
  3. 3. Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC),
  4. 4. Discipline Committee,
  5. 5. Fitness to Practise Committee,
  6. 6. Quality Assurance Committee, and
  7. 7. Patient Relations Committee.

Roles and Mandates of the CMLTO Statutory Committees

The CMLTO statutory committees, which perform the functions set out in the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), 1991, Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991, and the CMLTO By-Law, are composed of Professional and Public Board Members, and Non-Board Committee Members, with the exception of the Executive Committee.

Please click here to learn more about the roles and mandates of the CMLTO statutory committees.

Time Commitment and Renumeration

The number of committee meetings held per year and the time commitment for each committee vary depending on the statutory committee.

Non-Board Committee Members are compensated for their time commitment and reimbursed for their expenses in accordance with the Ministry of Health Renumeration Framework for Public Appointees to the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies (Colleges) under the RHPA.

 

Appointment of Non-Board Committee Members

The CMLTO Board of Directors, after considering the Committee compositions proposed by the Executive Committee, appoints the members of the Committees at its first regular meeting of the year.

The term of a Committee Member is one (1) year commencing immediately after the appointment takes place and expiring when a new Committee Member’s term of office begins in accordance with the CMLTO Consolidated By-Laws.

Non-Board Committee Member Application Process

Registrants, who are eligible for appointment to a Statutory Committee as a Non-Board Committee Member pursuant to CMLTO Consolidated By-Laws / Section 29. Appointment of Non-Director Registrants to Committees of the College, are invited to bring their valuable knowledge, skills and expertise to contribute to public protection through self-regulation of the MLT profession.

The applicants should submit the following documents to executiveoffice@cmlto.com by 4:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 28, 2022:

  1. 1. A letter of interest to serve as a Non-Board Committee Member, and
  2. 2. Current Curriculum Vitae.

For further information, please send an email to executiveoffice@cmlto.com.


 


** NOW CLOSED **Revised CMLTO Consolidated By-Laws: Public Consultation and Information Sessions

23 September 2022

The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) is inviting its Registrants, stakeholders, and the public to participate in a consultation on the new CMLTO By-Law.

Please click on the link below to access our consultation page: Revised CMLTO Consolidated By-Laws Public Consultation and Public Information Session

This consultation ended 11:59 pm EDT on Monday, November 21, 2022. 













The CMLTO 2022 Board Election is Underway

26 August 2022

An election for the professional CMLTO Board Member position on the Board of Directors from District 3 – Metropolitan Toronto Region is underway now.

CMLTO Registrants, who are eligible to vote in District 3, have been notified by email and sent instructions for casting their votes electronically.

Registrants, who believe they are eligible to vote in District 3 but have not received a notification, should send an email to executiveoffice@cmlto.com.

CMLTO encourages all Registrants, who are eligible to vote in District 3, to exercise their professional responsibility and vote for the candidate who they think will actively and effectively govern in the public interest on the Board of Directors.

Poll close date: Friday, September 30, 2022, 12:59 p.m.

Latest Call for Nomination Results

03 August 2022

Call for Nominations results 

 

The Board establishes CMLTO’s strategic direction and the outcomes that will lead self-regulation forward in the interest of public safety.

 

As published in both articles of the CMLTO Focus newsletter and website, along with an e-blast reminder in May, a call for nominations for election to the Board (in accordance with the CMLTO consolidated Bylaw S.19) was issued for the following Districts:

 

District 2 – Central West Region (Term: Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)

District 3 – Metropolitan Toronto (Term: Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)

District 4 – Central East Region (Term: Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)

District 8 – Registrant-at-Large (Term: Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)

 

Special elections were held for the existing Board vacancies in:

 

District 6 – North East Region (Term: Date elected – Dec 31, 2024)

District 7 – North West Region (Term: Date elected – Dec 31, 2024)

We are delighted to announce the following nominations, which were all received by Friday, May 27th, 2022 at 4:30 PM:

District 3 – Metropolitan Toronto Area Region

Two nominations were received. The candidates were deemed eligible for election, therefore, an online election will be held in District 3 between August 26 – September 30, 2022. Registrants who are eligible to vote will be notified by email.

District 4 – Central East Region

One nomination was received, which was Paula Curti. The candidate was deemed eligible for election and, therefore, declared elected by acclamation.

District 8 – Member-at-Large

One nomination was received, which was Imaya Dharmasri Vithana. The candidate was deemed eligible for election and, therefore, declared elected by acclamation.

There were no nominations received for Districts 2, 6, and 7.

All terms for the Board Members will commence on January 1, 2023.

We will continue to keep you updated on any changes to our Board positions. Please continue to consult with our website, as well as issues of FOCUS newsletter in order to remain informed and up-to-date on the key initiatives of the College.

 

Registrant reminder

20 January 2022

Keeping your information updated is a professional obligation

Reviewing and updating your information through CMLTO online services is not only required during the registration renewal period. Access your profile at any time to make updates. In fact, MLTs are required by law, to update the following information within 30 days of any changes:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Home address and telephone number
  • Name, address, and phone number of each current employer
  • Job titles.

Registrants must inform the CMLTO if they have been charged with, or found guilty of, an offence and the report must include information about every bail condition or other restriction imposed on them. This report must be made as soon as possible (i.e., no more than 10 days) after the charge is laid. Registrants cannot wait until renewal time to report such a charge. They must report that information to the College by email to professionalconduct@cmlto.com.

Please remember to update your information through CMLTO online services when changes occur. It can be done easily from any computer or device, 24/7 year-round.