This policy is to inform applicants of the guidelines and relevant circumstances considered by the Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists (NSCMLT) in determining if an application will be rejected.
All applicants must follow the guidelines for registration as per the Nova Scotia Medical Laboratory Technology Regulations and the Act. The NSCMLT Registrar will consider and review all application and make a determination to approve or reject the application for registration, or renewal. The Registrar may reject an application if it does not meet the NSCMLT requirements.
- The Registrar may reject an application if the applicant does not meet all requirements specified in the Act and Regulations. An application may be denied if:
- Applicant has not successfully completed any prescribed certification exam;
- Applicant has not successfully completed a prescribed medical laboratory technology program;
- Applicant does not satisfy the Board they possess the qualifications required in the regulations for registration in the Register;
- Applicant is not a Canadian citizen or does not satisfy the Registrar that the applicant is legally entitled to live and work in Canada;
- Applicant is not competent in both written and oral English to thesatisfaction of the Registrar or as determined by the Board;
- Applicant does not provide proof of or satisfy the Board they hold the prescribed professional liability insurance or other form of malpractice insurance.
- Applicant is not in good standing in all jurisdictions in which the applicant is currently licensed to practice medical laboratory technology.
- Applicant is currently under investigation or the subject of a disciplinary proceeding in any jurisdiction.
- Applicant has been convicted or found to be guilty, by a court in or out of Canada, of any offence that is inconsistent with the proper professional behavior of a medical laboratory technologist, including a conviction under the Criminal Code (Canada) or the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act(Canada).
- Applicant has a disability or illness that has potential to jeopardize public safety, or prevent them from working as a Medical Laboratory Technologist
- Applicant does not apply in the prescribed manner as prescribed in the act and regulations
- Applicant does not satisfy the Board that that person is the person named in any diploma or documentation submitted in support of the application;
- Applicant provides false documentation of prescribed documents;
- Applicant does not satisfy the Board that that person is of good character;
- Applicant does not provide such information as the Board may require; and
- Applicant does not pay the prescribed fee.
- If the NSCMLT Registrar is not satisfied with the evidence provided by an applicant, the Registrar may request further information from the applicant or refer the matter to a Credentials Committee (the committee).
- Referral to the committee can be by the Registrar, written request of the applicant, or the committee itself.
- The applicant may appeal the decision within 30 days of reeiving the rejection letter. The applicant may request the opportunity to appear before the Committee. This request shall be granted and the applicant may appear with legal counsel.
- The Credentials Committee, in consultation with the Registrar, considers the eligibility of the application and may request further information and review the application in accordance with the Act and issues a recommendation to the Registrar.
- If the applicant is refused, the Registrar shall give written notice to the applicant on the decision.
- A refused applicant may request the opportunity to appear before the next scheduled meeting of the Board, with or without legal counsel, where the Board reviews the application and supporting information in accordance with the Act.
- After the hearing the Board may:
- direct the Registrar to issue to the applicant a license;
- direct the Registrar to issue a license subject to such conditions, limitations or restrictions as the Board considers appropriate;
- adjourn further consideration of the application, pending completion by the applicant of such training, upgrading, clinical examinations or other examinations as the Board may designate; or
- direct the Registrar to refuse the application where the Board is not satisfied that the applicant meets the criteria
- . If the applicant is refused, the Registrar shall give written notice to the applicant on the decision, and advise the applicant of the right to appeal.
Medical Laboratory Technology Act and Regulations S.N.S., 2000, c.8
Suspension and Reinstatement Policy – Appendix Code of Conduct
Criminal Conviction Policy Appeal Policy
Disability and Illness policy
Date Approved: August, 2013
Reviewed Date: October 2016