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SSMLT Code of Conduct

The Society hereby adopts the following Code of Professional Conduct. The same may be repealed or amended in accordance with the provisions for repeal or amendment of bylaws contained herein.

  1. Medical laboratory technologists are dedicated to serving the health-care needs of the public. The welfare of the patient and respect for the dignity of the individual shall be paramount at all times.
  2. Medical laboratory technologists work with other health care professionals to provide effective patient care.
  3. Medical laboratory technologists shall promote the image and status of their profession by maintaining high standards in their professional practice and through active support of their professional bodies.
  4. Medical laboratory technologists shall protect the confidentiality of all patient information.
  5. Medical laboratory technologists shall take responsibility for their professional acts.
  6. Medical laboratory technologists shall practice within the scope of their professional competence.
  7. Medical laboratory technologists shall endeavour to maintain and improve their skills and knowledge and keep current with scientific advances.
  8. Medical laboratory technologists shall promote learning by facilitating the sharing of knowledge, skills and judgment processes with colleagues, students, other healthcare professionals, and the public.
  9. Medical laboratory technologists shall be aware of the laws and regulations governing medical laboratory technology and shall apply them in the practice of their profession.
  10. Medical laboratory technologists shall practice safe work procedures at all times to ensure the safety of patients and co-workers and the protection of the environment.

Excerpt from SSMLT Bylaws