Standards for Consent Webinar, Psychotherapy Consultation & More

Join Us on Feb. 23 & Learn About the Revised Standards for Consent

Learn more about the upcoming changes to  the Standards for Consent  at our live webinar on February 23, 2017 from 12:15 - 1 p.m. EST. 

New Standards for Consent will go into effect on March 1, 2017.  

Sign up and have your questions answered. Register to attend

Share Your Thoughts on Psychotherapy Before Feb. 7
There's a new document and  YouTube video  to help individuals who provide psychotherapy services understand the distinction between psychotherapy as the controlled act and psychotherapy that does not fall under the definition of the controlled act. 
We need your input as to whether these resources provide sufficient clarity.  

Learn more about the consultation and complete the survey Survey deadline is February 7, 2017!

Know Your Obligations for Professional Liability Insurance - It's the Law
In December, the College contacted more than 3,400 OTs who, according to College records, had expired insurance policies. 
Professional liability insurance is not optional - the law requires it.
Failure to keep your information up-to-date may be considered professional misconduct. Learn what you are required to update

Please be aware the following circumstances do not remove your professional obligation and will result in action from the College: forgetting to renew your insurance, renewing your insurance late, not purchasing insurance because you are not employed or on leave. 
If you are ever unsure about your obligations, please contact

Save and Print Your QA Tools Before May 31
Thank you to everyone who completed their Quality Assurance Tools by January 18, 2017.
As a reminder, all completed tools (Self Assessments, Professional Development Plans, PREP  Modules) in the Practice Development Portal (PDP) are now locked and read-only. You will have access to review your tools until May 31, 2017. The College will retain access to the information and have a record of your tool completion. If you would like copies of your tools for future reference, you can download to save, or print your tools (optional):
  1. Log in to the Practice Development Portal. 
  2. Select or review a specific QA Tool.
  3. Click on "Print". This will download a copy that you can print or save. Download or print a copy prior to May 31, 2017.
Questions or comments? Contact Seema Sindwani at .

Finalize Your Council Nominations by Feb. 3
The formal call for nominations for the upcoming elections in District 2 (Hamilton, Niagara and Waterloo areas) and District 4 (Kingston and Ottawa areas) will close on February 3, 2017. If you are considering running, make sure to complete your nomination before the deadline.
Voting will run online for two weeks from February 20 to March 7, 2017

Eligible voters will receive voting instructions and a ballot by email.

Visit our Elections web page  for more information about College elections or Council, candidate eligibility and important election dates.

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The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is now active on Twitter! 

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Our handle is @CollegeofOTs

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