The following information has been distributed to laboratory employers in Ontario to promote the MLA/T certification program and to explain why OSMT certified MLA/Ts are the best choice for the job.
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Information for MLA/Ts about professional regulation
Most of our members will have heard that the OSMT is considering seeking regulation for laboratory assistants or technicians in Ontario. Before doing so, it is essential for the Society to know whether our members would support the pursuit of 'regulated health profession' status for lab assistants/technicians. For this purpose, the OSMT Board has carried out a survey of a cross-section of the Society's membership. Many members, both MLTs and MLA/Ts, seemed to favour the idea. However, while conducting the survey we also learned that many MLA/Ts are not entirely clear about what it means to be 'regulated' (by rules that govern a profession). The OSMT believes it is critical that all our members understand the responsibilities of professional regulation before the Association takes steps toward it.
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