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Working better together

05 December 2012

The CMLTO Patient Relations Committee adapted a presentation, "Clinical Labs and Clinical Nurses: Working Better Together," developed by Clinical Laboratory Services at Kingston General Hospital to facilitate better interprofessional collaboration amongst nursing and laboratory staff to ensure patient care excellence.
The PowerPoint presentation focuses on the six “rights” of specimen collection to reduce errors, wait times, delays and waste and increase patient safety, capacity and organizations efficiencies.
Go to a PDF of the presentation. Learn more about IPC resources now.

Health Canada consultation regarding Blood Regulations

21 November 2012

Health Canada's stakeholder consultation regarding the Draft Guidance Document Interpreting the Blood Regulations ended September 24, 2012.

During the consultation on the Canada Gazette, Part I Blood Regulations, stakeholders from hospitals and provincial blood coordinating offices asked questions about how the proposed Blood Regulations would apply to their situations. The document Questions & Answers (PDF) — proposed Blood Regulations and applicability to hospitals reaffirms Health Canada’s commitment to communicate and clarify issues raised concerning the upcoming Blood Regulations. Go now to Health Canada's English PDF and French PDF.

Email questions or concerns about the proposed Blood Regulations to bgtd.opic@hc-sc.gc.ca.

Online membership renewal begins

31 October 2012

The 2013 MLT membership renewal period begins at 5:00 pm on November 1, 2012.

Renewals must be completed online here by December 31, 2012. Please note that 2013 renewal fees remain the same as 2012 rates.

Members who have not received a 2013 renewal notice should contact the CMLTO at 416-861-9605 [toll-free in Canada: 1-800-323-9672]and press "1", or registration@cmlto.com.

Info session for internationally-educated MLTs

17 October 2012

HealthForceOntario.ca is hosting an orientation to licensing information session in Toronto on November 23, 2012.

Representatives from educational institutions and CMLTO staff will make presentations about the necessary steps to becoming a registered MLT in Ontario.

Go to the PDF for more information and to register.

Important health notice: novel coronavirus

01 October 2012

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care issued an important health notice for health workers and health sector employers regarding the novel coronavirus. Go to the notice in English and French (PDF).
Please note that Public Health Agency of Canada's (PHAC) laboratory specimen handling recommendations begin on page 4 of the PDF.

Registration renewal information for MLTs

26 September 2012

The CMLTO’s Annual Registration Renewal Notice will be sent to you by postal mail at your current address on October 17, 2012.
Online renewal will be available from November 1 and December 31, 2012. Please review and update your profile as necessary.
If you have recently moved, please update your mailing address by visiting www.cmlto-onlineservices.com before October 12, 2012.
Please note that fees remain the same as the 2012 rates.

Kathy Wilkie to present governance webinar

18 September 2012

CMLTO Registrar & Executive Director Kathy Wilkie along with Karen Fryday-Field, Consultant, Meridian Edge Management & Governance Consulting, will present a Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) webinar on October 3, 2012.
“Governing Strategic and Operational Risk” will address the ‘risk universe’ of regulatory bodies and provide a framework for discussion and development of the many subject areas related to risk that face regulatory organizations.
To register, please go to the CLEAR website.

CMLTO Registrar & Executive Director appointed to CLEAR committee

18 September 2012

The Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) recently announced the
appointment of CMLTO Registrar & Executive Director Kathy Wilkie as Co-Vice
Chair of its International Relations Committee. CLEAR is the premier
international resource for professional regulation stakeholders and its broad
membership consists of regulatory boards, colleges, organizations, vendors from
around the world. It promotes regulatory excellence through conferences,
educational programs, publications, and research services for those involved in
professional and occupational regulation. Kathy has been involved in CLEAR’s
various activities for several years.

CMLTO article in the National Post

20 July 2012

A special supplement titled, "Careers in Healthcare - Highlighting Canada's Allied Health Professions" was distributed in the July 20, 2012, issue of the National Post. A CMLTO article appears on page eight. Click here (PDF) to read it online.

We care about your care

21 June 2012

The Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario (FHRCO) is composed of Ontario’s 21 health regulatory colleges, which govern over 260,000 health professionals, and five transitional councils for colleges that are soon to regulate those professions’ members. The colleges support health care professionals in providing Ontarians with safe, competent, and ethical health care; and they hold them accountable for their conduct and practice.

We care about your care. The health regulatory colleges have a mandate to protect the public and together we want you to become a better informed health care consumer. To that end, FHRCO has published a set of articles to educate and empower health care consumers in Ontario. Read or download them today.