The Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists (NSCMLT) is given the responsibility and authority to regulate medical laboraotry technologists (MLTs) in Nova Scotia under the Medical Laboratory Technologist Act, 2000. The purpose of regulation is to protect the public by enforcing and approving education requirements, competent practice, and preventing unacceptable, incompetent, unethical and or unqualified practice. NSCMLT also intervenes when the MLT practice is unacceptable and puts the public at risk.
Before commencing employment, a MLT must hold a current Active practicing or Provisional license. The license ensures that a MLT has met the registration and license requirements for safe ethical practice. A current license is required to begin any aspect of employment including employer orientation. This also applies to Members who are Non-Practicing and wish to return to their former place of work or new employment following a leave from practice.
Without a current license, the practitioner in a medical laboratory technologist role is considered an unlicensed practitioner.
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