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ontario regulation 287/23

made under the

Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991

Made: August 2, 2023
Approved: August 17, 2023
Filed: August 21, 2023
Published on e-Laws: August 21, 2023
Published in The Ontario Gazette: September 9, 2023

Amending O. Reg. 207/94

(GENERAL)

1. Subsection 1 (1) of Ontario Regulation 207/94 is amended by adding the following paragraph:

3. Emergency.

2. The Regulation is amended by adding the following sections:

2.2 The following are conditions of a practising certificate of registration:

1. The member shall maintain professional liability insurance in the amount and form required by the by-laws.

2. The member shall practise the profession only within the scope of their certificate.

2.3 The following are registration requirements for an emergency certificate of registration:

1. The Minister must have requested the College to initiate registrations under this class based on the Minister’s opinion that emergency circumstances call for it, or the Council must have determined, after taking into account all of the relevant circumstances that impact the ability of applicants to meet the ordinary registration requirements, that there are emergency circumstances, and that it is in the public interest that the College issue emergency certificates of registration.

2. The applicant must meet the standards and qualifications for a practising certificate of registration in section 2 with the exception of paragraph 7 of subsection 2 (1).

2.4 The following are conditions of an emergency certificate of registration:

1. The member shall maintain professional liability insurance in the amount and form required by the by-laws.

2. The member shall practise the profession only within the scope of their certificate.

3. The member shall practise the profession only under the supervision of a holder of a practising certificate of registration who is in compliance with the College’s supervision requirements as are posted on the College’s website.

4. The member shall at all times when practising the profession, identify themselves as practising under supervision.

5. The member shall use the title “Medical Laboratory Technologist (Supervised)” or “MLT (Supervised)”.

2.5 (1) An emergency certificate of registration expires one year after it is issued or renewed, unless it is renewed before the expiry date.

(2) Despite subsection (1) an emergency certificate of registration expires three months after the earlier of the following dates:

1. The date the Minister withdraws their request that certificates of registration be issued or renewed in the emergency class.

2. The date the Council declares that the emergency circumstances that made it in the public interest to issue and renew certificate of registration in the emergency class have ended.

2.6 A member who holds an emergency certificate of registration may be issued a practising certificate of registration despite not having met the requirements set out in paragraph 7 of subsection 2 (1), if the member,

(a) applies for a practising certificate of registration;

(b) satisfies all other requirements for a practising certificate of registration; and

(c) provides satisfactory evidence based on their practice during a period of at least one year under the emergency certificate of registration that the member will practise competently and ethically even though practising without supervision.

3. The Regulation is amended by adding the following section:

4.1 A member who holds a non-practising certificate of registration and applies for an emergency certificate of registration must satisfy one of the following requirements:

1. Within the 10 years preceding the application, active engagement in the practice of medical laboratory technology, which may include time spent as a student, or in the teaching of medical laboratory technology, that demonstrates, in the opinion of the Registration Committee, that the applicant could meet the current standards of practice in Ontario.

2. Within the 10 years preceding the application, successful completion of a refresher course in the relevant specialties in laboratory science approved by the Registration Committee.

Commencement

4. This Regulation comes into force on the later of the day subsection 3 (3) of Schedule 6 to the Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022 comes into force and the day this Regulation is filed.

Made by:

Council of the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario:

John Tzountzouris

Registrar & CEO

Helen Meaney

Board Chair

Date made: August 2, 2023