College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario
Ontario Regulation 207/94
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991
Summary of Decision:
The regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations on April 22, 2010 as O. Reg. 207/94, and it was published in the Ontario Gazette May 8. 2010
May 18, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
Posted as an Information Item
In Ontario, the regulation of health professions is based on a self-governance model. There are 21 health regulatory colleges governing 23 health professions under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and their respective health profession Acts. Health regulatory colleges operate at arm’s length from the provincial government and independently administer their own internal processes.
Under the 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 has the authority to make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including regulations prescribing a Quality Assurance (QA) program, subject to the prior review of the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
In accordance with this authority, the CMLTO has amended a regulation under the Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991 concerning its Quality Assurance program for members of the CMLTO. In June 2009, new Quality Assurance provisions in the RHPA came into force requiring health regulatory colleges to include certain minimum components in their QA programs (i.e. self, peer and practice assessments, continuing education etc). The CMLTO is amending its QA regulation to ensure that its QA program is in compliance and is consistent with the new requirements in the RHPA.
The QA program, as prescribed in the regulation, includes the following components:
• A self-directed professional portfolio component that requires members to complete a self-assessment on an annual basis, a career summary and a record of the continuing education and professional activities carried out by the member;
• A practice review component that is designed to monitor and identify any area(s) of a member’s knowledge, skill and judgment that are unsatisfactory; and
• A competence evaluation component that aims to address and remediate any area(s) of a member’s knowledge, skill and judgment that is unsatisfactory.
Contact: Tina Langlois, Professional Conduct Team Leader
Phone: 416-861-9605 Ext. 224
April 22, 2010