eNews | December 2018
In this issue...
Council Nominations in District 1, Standards for the Supervision of Students, Infection Prevention and Control Consultation, Holiday Hours
Thank you to all our non-Council Committee member applicants!
Thank you to everyone who put forward their names to serve as non-Council Committee members. We received a record number of applications for the five available positions.

We are so grateful for your interest in working with the College and serving the public interest. Future opportunities to get involved with the College will be posted throughout the year. Please stay tuned and visit our website to learn of other ways to get involved!
Council Elections
3 Positions Up for Nomination Starting December 18
Learn how to get involved with this year's Council elections.

The College is seeking Council nominations for three positions in District 1 - Central East. (Central East includes Toronto, the counties of Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough, Simcoe and Kawartha Lakes, and the regions of Durham, Peel and York)

Eligible OTs will receive an email on December 18th with a customized, secure link to access the online nominations process.

Interested in becoming a member of Council? Questions about Council and the work that they do? Watch College Registrar Elinor Larney and Council Member Jennifer Henderson answer your questions in the December 4 Elections Webinar recording on our YouTube Channel : https://youtu.be/oM4IAEgYypY

If you have any questions please contact info@coto.org
You and Your Practice
Read the latest case and find answers to your questions
Case Scenario: Obtaining Consent for Student Involvement 
Kendra is supervising a student, Jamie, on her first clinical placement. During their initial visit with a client, Kendra asks and receives verbal consent to have Jamie observe the physical assessment and transfer from bed to chair.

During their second visit, Kendra asks Jamie to transfer the client, but the client then becomes upset. Kendra quickly takes charge while Jamie steps back.

Later, the client says she did not feel comfortable and did not give consent for the student to touch her.

Jamie the student is distraught and Kendra wonders what went wrong? View the discussion
Q&A: Obtaining Consent from Divorced or Separated Parents
You asked us: When obtaining informed consent for occupational therapy services provided to a child, are both parents required to give consent or is it sufficient for an OT to rely on consent from one parent?

What if the parents are divorced or separated?

Revised Standards
Standards for Supervision of Students in effect &
new consultation for Infection Prevention and Control
The College's Revised Standards for Supervision of Students came into effect on December 1, 2018.

The revised Standards include: 

  • Updated information about the accountabilities of OTs supervising students in role emerging placements
  • New expectations to ensure professional boundaries are maintained by students

We want to hear from you!

The consultation on the Standards for Infection Prevention and Control is now open.

The Standards for Infection Prevention and Control outline expectations for safe and competent practice from OTs regarding infection prevention and control measures used in their practice.

Please review the changes and share your feedback: surveymonkey.com/r/JX7NQRL

The survey closes January 8, 2019!
Questions? Comments? Contact our Practice Team at  practice@coto.org  or 1.800.890.6570/416.214.1177 x240. 
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College Holiday Hours
Best wishes to you and your family from the College this holiday season.

The College will be closed from December 25, 2018 to January 1, 2019.
The office will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:30am.
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