Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists

Approved Practice Hours Policy

Purpose

To define the areas of employment which meet the criteria to be considered as a practicing Medical Laboratory Technologist.

Policy

To maintain a Practicing License with the Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologist (NSCMLT) a member must be working in the field of Medical Laboratory Technology.

Procedures

1. a) Practicing Hours of work must be within the following areas which have been approved by the NSCMLT:

  • any of the medical laboratory technology disciplines and or extensions of these disciplines
  • medical laboratory technology management
  • medical laboratory technology education programs
  • medical laboratory technology research
  • phlebotomy *
  • accessioning *
  • laboratory information systems

1. b) The hours worked in the areas listed in 1(a) may be worked in any of the following settings:

  • hospital laboratories
  • private laboratories
  • provincial laboratories
  • medical clinics
  • medical laboratory technology diagnostic research laboratories
  • physicians' office laboratories
  • wellness centres
  • specimen collection centres
  • blood transfusion agencies
  • veterinary medicine laboratories
  • medical laboratory technology training institutions
  • other settings approved by the Credentials Committee

* In order to be issued a Practising Licence for these areas, the MLT is required to be in a MLT position. In addition to performing phlebotomy and/or accessioning duties, the MLT must be using scientific knowledge and quality management duties related to their MLT education and certification.

Number: 3.08.1
Section: Registration
Date Developed: June, 2005
Date Reviewed: June 2012

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