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CMLTO Council election begins Aug 21st

19 August 2020

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CMLTO members eligible to vote in the election being held in District 4 (Central East Region) will be notified by email on August 21, 2020, and sent instructions for casting their votes electronically. Members who believe they are eligible to vote but do not receive a notification on the 21st, should email executiveoffice@cmlto.com
Members have until 11:59 pm on September 28, 2020 to vote.

Approved refresher courses for 2020

05 August 2020

The CMLTO publishes lists of approved refresher courses for MLTs. Refresher course hours may be required for a person applying for a Practising class of registration certificate who cannot demonstrate active engagement, or for a Non-practising member who wishes to change class to Practising.

Click here for more information.

CMLTO closed on August 3, 2020

30 July 2020

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The CMLTO's virtual office will be closed on August 3, 2020, for the Ontario statutory civic holiday. Regular virtual operations resume at 8:30 am on August 4th.

Missed the QAP webinar? A recording is now available

09 July 2020

CMLTO staff hosted a webinar on June 23, 2020, titled “CMLTO QAP: Current to Updated." The webinar presented the updated Quality Assurance Program (QAP) that takes effect on January 1, 2021. CMLTO staff provided information related to the program’s evaluation process and members’ updated obligations and responsibilities. To access a recording of the webinar, click here.

MLTs should review the webinar and the CMLTO website to ensure they understand their Quality Assurance requirements. A summary of the program changes can be found here. Detailed information related to the QAP tools and resources can be found here.

Notice of hearing

09 July 2020

Notice of hearing for Luzviminda Torregosa, Registration number: 11483
The Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee referred specified allegations of the member’s professional misconduct to the Discipline Committee for a hearing on December 19, 2019. The written Discipline hearing will be held on July 30, 2020. A copy of the specified allegations can be found by clicking here (PDF).

For access to the written hearing documents, please contact tlanglois@cmlto.com

CMLTO's commitment to equitable access

30 June 2020

The CMLTO acknowledges and applauds the examination and discussions that Ontarians and people everywhere are having currently regarding the societal inequities in our communities. As always, the College is committed to living its mission, vision, and values to achieve its mandate to protect the public’s right to safe, high-quality healthcare through self-regulation of the medical laboratory technology profession.

The CMLTO believes in operating transparently, objectively, impartially, and fairly when engaging the public, applicants, and its members. The College is committed to providing equitable access to its services at all times and welcomes receiving concerns or complaints if it fails to do so.

Reminder: QAP updates effective Jan 1, 2021

23 June 2020

The CMLTO Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is implementing significant improvements which will affect all Practising members. The program updates will come into effect January 1, 2021. Members should review the following webpages to ensure they understand their QA requirements.

CMLTO office closed for Canada Day

23 June 2020

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The CMLTO's virutal office will be closed on July 1, 2020, for Canada Day. Regular hours resume at 8:30 am on July 2nd.

Please note that the CMLTO will continue to operate virtually until further notice. Click here for details.

QAP webinar on June 23, 2020

19 June 2020

The CMLTO Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm to discuss the updated QAP that takes effect on January 1, 2021. CMLTO staff will provide information related to the program’s evaluation process and members’ updated obligations and responsibilities. Staff will conduct a short question and answer period after their presentation. Please click here to register for the webinar.

Proposed new tests: Newborn Screening Ontario program

20 May 2020

The Ministry of Health is proposing to enhance newborn screening in Ontario by adding the tests for Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I), also known as Hurler Disease and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). If the proposed amendments are approved the two tests would be added to the list of tests performed for the Newborn Screening Ontario program as an insured service. 

Please refer to the memo (PDF) for more information regarding the addition of these tests and the proposed amendments to Regulation 682, under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act, and Regulation 552, Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services, under the Health Insurance Act.