The CMLTA has various opportunities for Regulated Members to volunteer with the organization. As provided for in the Health Professions Act (HPA), the CMLTA has a Council which oversees and directs the mandated programs and services offered by the CMLTA and a Hearing Tribunal List (HTL) which is comprised of a minimum of four regulated members. The legislation also provides the CMLTA Council with the latitude to resurrect other committees and adhoc working groups as needed to fulfill its mandate of patient safety and public protection. Below is a summary of each of the CMLTA’s volunteer positions.
The CMLTA Council governs the activities of the organization; articulates the CMLTA’s mission, vision, and core values; and sets the strategic direction with public protection and patient safety as the guiding principles. Council is comprised of six regulated members elected by MLTs and six public members appointed by the government. Council selects from among themselves a President and Vice President each year.
The purpose of this group is to revise and/or draft CMLTA Bylaws, policies, and other CMLTA documents for Council consideration and approval, and to interpret the HPA and the Medical Laboratory Technologists Profession Regulation for the purpose of application and revision of policy regarding registration, continuing competence, and complaints of unprofessional conduct. If you have a desire to learn more about the legislation governing the CMLTA, specific policies set by Council, and you are able to commit to a three-term, you may be a good fit for the Legislation Sub-Committee.
The purpose of this group is to assist Council in fulfilling its financial oversight responsibilities relating to auditing and reporting, financial policies, and financial risk management. If you have a desire to learn more about the financial responsibilities of a regulatory college, you may be a good fit for the Finance/Audit Sub-Committee.
Hearing Tribunal List (HTL)
The purpose of this group is to serve on Hearing Tribunals in complaints of unprofessional conduct and on Complaint Review Committees in matters that are dismissed or appealed. Individuals must develop a keen understanding of the administrative tribunal community and as such, are encouraged to enroll in educational courses such as principles of administrative law, evidence, effective witnesses, and decision writing. Additionally, as this volunteer role requires a significant investment of training and education in the field of administrative law, regulated members of the HTL can serve on this committee for an infinite term to hone their knowledge and understanding of leading administrative law practices. If you have a desire to learn more about the principles and application of administrative law and are able to commit to a term of at least 5 years, you may be a good fit for the HTL.
If you are interested in volunteering with the CMLTA, log into your profile and submit a Volunteer Resource application.
The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta (CMLTA) is the regulatory body for Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) employed in Alberta.
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