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Regulatory vs. Advocacy

Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists Roles


Primary role of Public Protection
As a regulator accountable for the public protection by ensuring members are competent, the SSMLT:

  • Establishes requirements for licensure collaborating with inter-provincial regulatory partners
  • Registers and renews licenses
  • Establishes, monitors, and enforces Act, Bylaws, Policies, Code of Ethics, Continuing Education (Professional Improvement Portfolio),& Practice Hours
  • Provides advise to public, members and employers with respect to legislation
  • Establishes and maintains complaint process

SSMLT acts in the interest of the public to:

  • Review and develop Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) legislation
  • Engage and collaborate with members for better regulation and professional practice
  • Promote public/patient safety


SSMLT has an additional role in promoting the profession in the interest of public protection:


  • Represent SSMLT to the government, employers, and other agencies
  • Encourage leadership and member engagement
  • Provide educational resources and opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with other healthcare organizations



SSMLT does not :

  • Negotiate collective agreements including hours, benefits, and compensation
  • Manage conditions of employment or employment legislative provisions or act on issues of employer non-compliance with respect to collective agreement
  • Represent MLT interests with respect to employment human resource issues
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