Occupational Therapists

Our practice includes working with occupational therapists (“OTs”) who face complaints and other regulatory challenges at the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (“COTO”).  We will work with occupational therapists on the following regulatory issues:

  • Advising occupational therapists on issues related to the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Occupational Therapy Act, 1991; 
  • Working with occupational therapists to respond to allegations of professional misconduct; 
  • Responding to various inquiries at the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, including drafting responses to complaints that are reviewed by a panel of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“ICRC”) at the COTO; 
  • Advocating on behalf of occupational therapists at discipline hearings; 
  • Assisting OTs in registration applications;
  • Representing occupational therapists in appeals before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (“HPARB”) (e.g. where a decision of the ICRC has been made);
  • Assisting with fitness to practice matters;
  • Reporting past history, including criminal charges and findings of guilt, to the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario; and
  • Advising occupational therapists on employment, quality assurance, and other contract issues related to their practice.

ARTICLES

Responding to Complaints at the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario: What Occupational Therapists Need to Know