The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
Enewsletter | February 2020
In this issue…
  • Reminder: Behavioural Clinicians Survey
  • QA Subcommittee Reminder
  • Reminder: Health Privacy Breach Reporting Deadline - Feb. 28
  • Reminder: AHPDF Final Deadline - Mar. 2
  • 5 Myths about the Peer and Practice Assessment
  • COVID-19
  • CORECOM Update
Behavioural Clinicians Survey
Survey closes Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Reminder: we want your feedback! The College has been invited to provide input to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services on their consultation regarding behavioural clinician’s practice in Ontario and the development of an oversight framework.

We want to gain a clear understanding from OTs of the current behavioural services environment in Ontario. Please provide your input to help inform our response to the consultation:  surveymonkey.com/r/WQ9BNM6

The survey should take 10 minutes to complete. The deadline for the survey is Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Questions? Please contact the College's Practice Resource Service at 416.214.1177 ext. 240 or email  practice@coto.org .
QA Subcommittee Opportunity
The College is seeking an OT with paediatric experience
There's still time! The College is seeking an occupational therapist with paediatric experience to serve on our Quality Assurance Subcommittee. Submit your application by March 2, 2020.

Note: Thank you to those who notified us of the error in use of tile in our last posting. We sincerely apologize.
Report Health Privacy Breaches
Submit 2019 Health Privacy Breach Reports by February 28, 2020
Reminder to health information custodians: the deadline for reporting 2019 health privacy breaches is February 28, 2020.

How do occupational therapists know if they are a health information custodian? Check this useful resource from the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario's (IPC) office: Frequently Asked Questions - PHIPA
Allied Health Professional Development Fund Deadline
Submit AHPDF applications by Monday, March 2, 2020
A reminder to occupational therapists that the Allied Health Professional Development Fund (AHPDF) is ending and final funding applications must be submitted on or prior to March 2, 2020 to be considered.
Top 5 Myths about the PPA
Dispelling myths about the peer and practice assessment
For the 2019/20 registration year, the College has selected occupational therapists to participate in an on-site peer and practice assessment (PPA). The selected OTs have been notified and the process is underway.

Whether or not you were selected, you may wonder about the PPA. We encourage you to review the top 5 myths about the College's peer and practice assessment and visit coto.org for further information.

More questions? Contact  qaprogram@coto.org.
COVID-19 Resources
Information and Ministry of Health resources on our website
In case you missed it, t he Ministry of Health has developed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance documents for healthcare providers working in various health sectors, including: Acute Care, Primary Care, Home & Community Care and Long Term Care. Occupational therapists should check  the Ministry of Health provider website  on a regular basis for revisions or updates to these documents as they become available.

OTs can also check the College's dedicated COVID-19 page for additional information and resources: coto.org/you-and-your-ot/information-on-covid-19
CORECOM Project
Latest project updates on the national collaborative initiative
Work on the CORECOM project is ongoing and the latest project update is now available online . Currently, 13 registered and currently practicing OTs from across Canada are actively developing the draft competencies and indicators. 

The CORECOM project is developing a single competency document that will outline entry to practice competencies and describe competencies used throughout occupational therapy practice in Canada.
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