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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Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2L4


Phone: 902-453-9605

Toll Free: 888-897-4095 (NS only)

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