Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists

Independent Phlebotomist and COVID-19

The Government of Nova Scotia announced that self-regulated health professions, whose practice was restricted under the order of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (March 23, 2020), may resume non-urgent/elective services on June 5, 2020, if they meet specific requirements.

Independent phlebotomist (blood collectors) and those in private practice that work outside of the NSHA/IWK must submit a plan to and receive approval from Public Health before commencing collection of samples. 

All  Independent phlebotomist (blood collectors) in private practice, including self-employed Independent phlebotomist (blood collectors) must be compliant with the recommendations before returning to or continuing their self-employed practice.



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Land Acknowledgement - NSCMLT would like to begin by respectfully acknowleding that the province of Nova Scotia is the ancestral homelands of many diverse populations and acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands, referred to as Mi'kma'ki the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People who are the founding people of Nova Scotia under the "Treaties of Peace and Friendship". We respect the Peace and Friendship treaties, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.  

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Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2L4



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