Regulation - LGIC

College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 207/94
Bill or Act:
Act
Summary of Proposal:
College Introduction:

Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991, the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) is responsible for governing the self-regulating profession of medical laboratory technology in Ontario.

Under these Acts, the CMLTO may make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including prescribing persons who may order a medical laboratory technologist to take blood samples from veins or by skin pricking. Regulations proposed by the CMLTO are subject to the prior review of the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Summary of Proposal:

The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 207/94 (General) Part III under the Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991.

In 2007, Bill 171, the Health System Improvements Act, 2007 received Royal Assent. Bill 171 passed the Naturopathy Act, 2007 which will transition the profession of naturopathy from the Drugless Practitioners Act, 1925 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 legislative framework.

In order to support the scope of practice of this profession, the regulations under the Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991 must be amended to permit medical laboratory technologists to take blood samples from veins or by skin pricking when ordered by members of this profession.

The amendments would prescribe the following:

• A member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario authorized to order laboratory tests.

Further Information:
Proposal Number:
15-HLTC010
Posting Date:
May 7, 2015
Comments Due Date:
May 19, 2015
Contact Address:
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
12th Floor
56 Wellesley St. West
Toronto, ON M5S 2S3
Tel: 416-327-8464
Fax:416-325-9487