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BCSLS

Making up the third-largest medical profession in the province, B.C. MLTs and MLAs provide critical information that is used in 85 percent of decisions about diagnosis and treatment.

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What BCSLS does...

Advocating

Advocating for Medical Laboratory Professionals since 1969. We advocate on behalf of the profession with the provincial government, health authorities, and coordinating bodies (e.g. Diagnostic Accreditation Program, Private Career Training Agency, Provincial Laboratory Coordinating Organization and the BC Academic Health Council). We send representatives to educational advisory committees, health regulatory organizations meetings, and liaise with other health professional associations and unions. We also participate with CSMLS in national task forces and other initiatives.

education

Ensuring that quality education is available to our members, and that it is relevant and affordable. Enhancing our members' competency in-step with advances in scientific knowledge and information technology. We organize lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, and distance education courses to  update your skills to keep pace with changing conditions in the workplace. 

Leadership

Proactively developing policies on matters affecting the practice of medical laboratory technology and raising issues for public discussion where there is a concern for public safety.

Members have the opportunity to contribute to advancing their profession by serving on the Board of Directors, committees and task forces. By volunteering you can gain important skills and insights that can assist with your career. 


Representation

 Expressing the needs, concerns and opinions of our membership regarding the conduct and development of their profession and their careers. Our aim is to positively influence health care stakeholders to improve the provincial laboratory system.


Insurance

Current MLA members with BCSLS certification receive professional liability insurance coverage with their annual membership fee.


Communication

Our communication is a two-way process. We listen to your concerns! Our staff and board members are available to discuss matters important to you and the profession. We keep you informed of emerging issues through emails and social media.


Fellowship

Providing and promoting opportunities for our members to meet and communicate to gain advice and support one another in their professional practice and career development.


Recognition

Our members are recognized throughout the province as meeting high standards of education and clinical experience. We maintain a database of members, so that with your permission, we can verify your credentials to employers.



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