CMLTO and Privacy

Please carefully consult the information below regarding all matters relating to your privacy

About confidentiality:

Any communications you send to this Internet site or to anyone via the Internet are not secure and may be read in transit. To protect your privacy, and the privacy of others, we recommend that you send any sensitive communications to the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO), such as complaints concerning members, in a confidential envelope. We make no representations, warranties or assurances that your notices will not be read by someone else during transit.

About accuracy of information:

We have made every effort to include accurate information in this website. We will be posting news and views of our stakeholders and we make no representations, warranties, or assurances concerning the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information provided. The CMLTO will not be responsible or liable for any damages or injury resulting from your access to the information, or inability to access the information contained in this Internet site.

Copyright limitations: 

This website is for public use. However, you may only use this content for your personal use and for non-commercial purposes. No modification of any of the content is permitted. 

Purpose: 

This website’s main purpose is to further the CMLTO’s ability to build relationships with our many stakeholders, so that we can better fulfill our statutory obligation to serve and protect the public’s health and guide our members. By sharing medical laboratory standards of practice, news and views, the site aims to make a difference in the quality of laboratories across Ontario. 

CMLTO’s Privacy Policy

Several pieces of provincial legislation direct how the CMLTO operates and enacts its policies and procedures, and they are:

  • Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991 established the CMLTO
  • the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) 
    • the Health Professions Procedural Code, which is Schedule 2 to the RHPA. 

This legislation grants the CMLTO a duty to serve and protect the public interest by regulating the medical laboratory technology profession. 

The following people are required by section 36 of the RHPA to keep confidential all information that comes to their knowledge, subject to certain limited exceptions: 

  • CMLTO employees 
  • people who are retained or appointed by the CMLTO 
  • CMLTO Board members 
  • CMLTO Non-Board Committee Members (NBCMs).

Breaches of this provision set by section 36 by any of individuals from the above list can lead to fines of up to $25,000.00 for a first offence and up to $50,000.00 for a second or subsequent offence. Breaches of this provision by corporations can lead to fines of up to $50,000.00 for a first offence and up to $200,000.00 for a second or subsequent offence. 

Principles

Based on the above noted legislation, the CMLTO developed its Privacy Policy to safeguard the information it collects while carrying out its duty to regulate the medical laboratory technology profession in the public interest. 


The CMLTO Privacy Policy is based on the following 10 principles: 

  • Principle 1: Accountability 
  • Principle 2: Identifying purposes 

  • Principle 3: Consent 
  • Principle 4: Limiting collection 

  • Principle 5: Limiting use, disclosure or retention 

  • Principle 6: Accuracy 

  • Principle 7: Safeguards 

  • Principle 8: Openness 

  • Principle 9: Individual access 

  • Principle 10: Challenging compliance 

We encourage you to download and read a copy of the CMLTO privacy policy, which is available here. A French copy will be available soon 

Complaints or questions regarding the College’s compliance with the Privacy Policy should be directed to the Registrar & CEO at executiveoffice@cmlto.com.