Jurisprudence is the study of the theory, philosophy, and science of a body of laws and encompasses the discretion, foresight, exercise of good judgment, common sense, and even caution in the professional practice of a medical laboratory technologist (MLT).
The CMLTA Jurisprudence Learning Module acts as a study guide and preparation tool for the jurisprudence examination which is a required element for all registration applications (initial and reinstatement) and practice permit renewals.
This module focuses on information and knowledge which is foundational to understanding the legal and professional duties and obligations of being an MLT, as well as the application of the legislation governing the practice of medical laboratory technologists in Alberta.
The Jurisprudence Learning Module must be reviewed and affirmed annually prior to challenging the online jurisprudence examination.
Click here to view the Jurisprudence Learning Module.
Bill 21 was the largest amendment to the HPA since its proclamation. In it, the bill sought to lay the foundation for management of situations in which sexual abuse or sexual misconduct is committed by a regulated member towards patients.
The document below provides information pertaining to Bill 21 and MLTs in Alberta. Also below are questions that will be asked as part of the jurisprudence exam. MLTs are encouraged to review the information in preparation for the jurisprudence exam.
The Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professions has also developed a course with information regarding Bill 21 for all healthcare professionals. Please click here to view the course.
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, Chipewayn, and other Indigenous people. Their spiritual and practical relationships to the land create a rich heritage for our life as community.
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