The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
Enewsletter | September 2019
In this issue…
  • MyQA: Tips to complete your PREP and deadline reminders
  • Reminder: Professional liability insurance
  • Practice Q&A: Making corrections to clinical records
  • Save the Date: Conversations with the College webinar
  • Controlled act of psychotherapy update
  • Information on the Missing Persons Act
  • Reminder: Employer obligations
  • Newsletter redesign: tell us what you think!
2019 PREP
Watch our video for "5 Tips to Complete Your PREP"
Quality Assurance Deadlines
Complete the PREP and Self-Assessment by October 31st
October is fast approaching! As a reminder, your 2019 PREP and Self-Assessment are due October 31st. The topic for this year’s PREP is "Critical Thinking and Professional Judgement Through an OT Lens." Questions about MyQA? Access frequently asked questions on our website.
Professional Liability Insurance
Remember to update your insurance information within 30 days
All OTs, regardless of area of practice or practice status, must have professional liability insurance (PLI) that meets the College's requirements. Many policies expire October 1 . Please ensure that you renew your insurance with your provider prior to the policy expiration date. Once you have renewed your policy, you must update your insurance policy information with the College within 30 days.
Q&A: Correcting Information
Resources for making corrections to clinical records
You asked us: What resources are available to assist OTs when a client requests correction to the clinical record?

When making modifications, or corrections in the client record, you can refer to the Standards for Record Keeping . The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario also has some helpful resources and templates.
Webinar: November 5th
New interactive webinar "Conversations with the College"
Save the date! We're launching a new, interactive webinar series on Thursday, November 5th from 12:15-1 pm called "Conversations with the College." Our Practice team will be answering your questions about occupational therapy practice.

The topic for this webinar is psychotherapy. Submit your questions to practice@coto.org with the subject line "Conversations with the College." Stay tuned for more information!
Psychotherapy Update
An update on the controlled act of psychotherapy regulation
For those who are paying attention to the controlled act of psychotherapy regulation process, discussions with the Ministry of Health continue. The College remains optimistic that the regulation will be in place before the end of the year when the two-year transition period expires.
Missing Persons Act
How this legislation affects your practice
The Missing Persons Act   is a new law that came into effect on July 1, 2019 that may impact healthcare professionals, including OTs. If an individual is established to be a “missing person,” this legislation allows police to make an “urgent demand” for records. This can include an “urgent demand” for telecommunication and employment records, as well as records of personal health information.
Employer Resources
Review and Share: 3 steps to ensure safe, quality practice
Do you employ OTs? If you're an employer or manager of occupational therapists in Ontario, you have legal obligations to ensure safe, quality practice--that includes reporting certain matters to the College. The College has developed a resource to help support patient and client safety.
Reader Poll: Newsletter Redesign
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