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Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists

The Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (SSMLT) is the regulatory body for Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) employed in Saskatchewan as constituted under the Medical Laboratory Technologists Act (1995) of Saskatchewan. The SSMLT protects and serves the public, patients, and our members by setting entrance to practice requirements, creating and enforcing a Professional Improvement Program (continuing education) and minimum practice hour’s component to ensure members continued competence. SSMLT alsomanagesthe formal process for the adjudication of complaints. Professional regulation is one measure to assure the public that MLTs provide safe, competent, and ethical healthcare services.

The practice of Medical Laboratory Technology is defined as the performance of medical laboratory investigations (testing) and the evaluation of the technical sufficiency of such investigations and their results. It may also include practice in the areas of medical laboratory administration, education, information systems, specimen collection, handling and accessioning and medical research.

The SSMLT is administered by an executive council consisting of 9 councillors and 2 public representatives and employ 1 administrative staff. In addition the SSMLT has representation on a wide variety provincial and national committees and organizations. Council meets a minimum of three times per year in addition to our Annual General Meeting. Members of the public are welcome to attend any council meeting or the AGM as guests.