Under the Health Professions Act (HPA), there are many situations in which a regulated healthcare professional, such as an MLT, or an employer is bound to report the actual or perceived unprofessional conduct of the healthcare professional to their respective College. This is referred to as mandatory reporting. All concerns received by the College under this clause will be treated as a complaint by the Complaints Director.
For an employer, reporting is mandatory if they:
It is important to note that employment includes providing professional services as a paid or unpaid employee, consultant, contractor or volunteer.
For the MLT, mandatory reporting is required if they:
A complaint may arise that alleges unprofessional conduct on the part of the MLT. The HPA defines “unprofessional conduct” as one or more of the following, whether or not it is disgraceful or dishonourable:
All complaint processes are managed in a fair and equitable way in compliance with the governing laws. A thorough investigation will be conducted to determine if the allegations regarding the MLT are founded and require further action or process.
The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta (CMLTA) is the regulatory body for Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) employed in Alberta.
We wish to acknowledge that the land on which the CMLTA office is located is Treaty 6 territory and a traditional meeting ground for many Indigenous people. This is home to the Cree, Blackfoot, and Metis, as it is for the Nakoda, Tsuu T’ina, Chipewyan, and other Indigenous people. Their spiritual and practical relationships to the land create a rich heritage for our life as a community.
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