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Alberta Public Laboratory (APL) Substantial Equivalency (SE) Position Statement

All publicly-funded laboratory services in Alberta will be delivered by one wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services, called Alberta Public laboratories (APL). The transition of laboratory services into APL will involve the consolidation of five (5) groups of employees from AHS, Calgary Lab Services (CLS), DynaLIFE Dx, Covenant Health, and Lamont Healthcare Centre (Lamont).

Substantial Equivalency (SE) MLT registration is restricted to your approved area of practice/department, position description/job title, and employer and is not portable under current legislation. The CMLTA recognizes that with the transition of lab services into APL, the employer name and employment address will change over the next few years. This change will not affect your SE designation with the CMLTA and will not require SE re-assessment.  If you are in possession of a restricted SE MLT practice permit, please notify the CMLTA, by email, when your group has transitioned to APL. The CMLTA will update your records with the information provided.

If at any time there are any changes contemplated in your approved area of practice/department, position description/job title, or employer, you must notify the CMLTA in writing immediately, in order that your registration status be re-assessed based on the information you provide. Your MLT SE registration is not portable under current legislation.

 

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