The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
Enewsletter | October 2019
In this issue…
  • Reminder: Quality Assurance Deadlines
  • Reminder: Professional Liability Insurance
  • Upcoming Council Elections
  • Webinar: Conversations with the College - Psychotherapy
  • Case of the Month: Electronically Scanning Client Information
  • Practice Q&A: Retirement and Insurance
  • CORECOM Information and Update
Quality Assurance Deadlines
Complete the PREP and Self-Assessment by October 31st
Reminder: Your 2019 PREP and Self-Assessment are due October 31st. Please note that i f you download and review the PDF, you still need to log in and spend 2 seconds on every slide online. Watch our video on " 5 Tips to Complete Your Prescribed Regulatory Education Program " to help ensure you complete your PREP successfully.

If you have q uestions about MyQA, you can access frequently asked questions on our website.
Professional Liability Insurance
Reminder: Update your insurance information within 30 days
Many professional liability insurance (PLI) policies expired on October 1st. Policy information must be updated with the College within 30 days, which means information must be updated by October 31st. All OTs, regardless of area of practice or practice status, must have professional liability insurance that meets the College's requirements.
Upcoming Council Elections
Opportunities in two districts this year
Elections to the College Council are coming soon . This is your opportunity to help guide the profession and the College towards quality occupational therapy care in Ontario. Watch this video to learn more.

If you work or live in the areas of Ottawa, Niagara, Hamilton, or Waterloo you are invited to participate in this year’s elections.

Learn what it means to be on Council and sign up for our 2020 Elections Webinar on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Psychotherapy Webinar
"Conversations with the College" webinar on November 5, 2019
There's still time to sign up for our webinar! Our "Conversations with the College" webinar series launches on November 5. Our first webinar topic will be psychotherapy. This webinar will be relevant to you whether you are an OT who already uses psychotherapy techniques in your practice, or you are just interested in learning more.

Can't attend? We'll post a recording of the webinar on the College's YouTube channel afterwards . Subscribe to our channel to get notified as soon as it's available.
Case of the Month
Electronically Scanning Client Information
Jason is an OT practising psychotherapy who uses standardized paper and pencil screening assessments. Jason summarizes these clinical assessments and interventions in the clinical notes and securely maintains the original paper copy. His workplace has recently implemented a new electronic medical record system.

Jason wonders if he scans his paper assessments, is it also necessary to retain the original paper copy or can it be destroyed?
Q&A: Retirement and Insurance
Information about professional liability insurance for retiring OTs
You asked us: I'm planning to retire from the profession of occupational therapy. Do I need to keep my professional liability insurance?
CORECOM Project
"Core Competency" document for occupational therapy practice in Canada
CORECOM is a national collaborative initiative to develop a single occupational therapy competency document. This document will outline entry to practice competencies and describe competencies used throughout occupational therapy practice. As a participating organization in the CORECOM project, the College would like to keep OTs up-to-date on its progress. The first project update is now available on the CORECOM website . Stay tuned for future updates, including opportunities for OTs to get involved.
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