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The MLPAO is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and clients.  All personal information collected by the MLPAO is done so in accordance with the following privacy policy.

Personal Information

The MLPAO collects information that will enable the Society to validate membership eligibility credentials and to facilitate the provision of services and benefits to its members and clients.  All personal information is securely stored and not released to outside parties, with the following exceptions:



  • The membership status of an individual on the MLPAO roster may be verified for employers, those offering affinity programs to MLPAO members, and the Society’s professional liability insurer.  No additional information is provided.

  • Communications to members by outside parties, such as educators and affinity program vendors, are approved by the MLPAO and are administered by secure mailing house suppliers.  This enables the MLPAO to provide members with information about events, activities, issues, and special offers which may be of interest.

  • Member names & confirmation of membership is displayed on an internal membership directory available to members only. Members who do not wish to appear, can update their privacy settings within the member portal.

MLPAO Certified Medical Laboratory Assistants/Technicians (MLA/Ts)

  • The certification of an individual as a Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician (MLA/T) may be verified for employers.  No additional information is provided.

  • The names (only) of individuals who successfully challenge the MLPAO MLA/T exam are published in the MLPAO Advocate.

  • An individual’s MLA/T examination result is released only to the person who has written the MLA/T exam.  This information is always sent by mail, without exception, and is not made available by phone, fax, electronic mail, or any other means used for communications.

  • A public registry of MLPAO Certified MLA/Ts is published online. Members are able to opt out by contacting the office directly, those who do not appear on the registry are ineligible to utilize the credential.

Aggregate Data

The MLPAO may share aggregate data about it members and clients with other parties for demographic data for program assessment and improvement purposes.  Individual data is secure and not released.

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