October Update

Standards for Consent Consultation 
Thank you for your comments on the proposed revisions to the Standards for Consent. Your input helps improve the quality and clarity of standards and that helps all OTs practice safely and effectively.

Topics of feedback included:
  • level of detail for consent documentation
  • challenges obtaining consent in the school system and the insurance sector
  • use of the term 'service' vs. 'intervention'
  • consent when evaluating capacity
  • consent when completing independent evaluations
Council will discuss the consultation data and proposed revisions on October 25, 2016.

Watch the website for further details and the release of the revised Standard.

QA Program Changes & You
Changes are under way to make the QA tools more meaningful to you and your practice. 
In preparation for these changes, the Practice Development Portal will be closing on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.   

Portal closure means the deadline for completion of your Professional Development Plan has changed from May 31, 2017 to January 18, 2017.
To make sure your current tools are complete before the portal closes, you must take the following three steps:

  1. Log in at coto.org and select 'Enter the Practice Development Portal'.
  2. Ensure your 2016 Self-Assessment Tool and 2016 PREP Module are done and marked 'complete'.
  3. Update your 2016-2017 Professional Development Plan and mark as 'complete'.  We recognize that with this new January deadline not all goals will be completed. When you create your next Plan you will be able to add any incomplete goals and continue working on them.
Tune in to our November 8, 2016 webinar to learn more. If you have any questions about QA, please contact Mandy Wong at mwong@coto.org.

New Online Insurance Update Requirement
Carrying professional liability insurance is a requirement of registration.  

OTs are required to update their insurance policy information within 30 days of the policy expiration date or any other change.

Here's how: 
  1. Log in at coto.org.
  2. Select 'Update Profile'.
  3. Select the 'Insurance' tab and follow the instructions.
Professional liability protects you and your clients. Learn more about insurance requirements.  

Join our November 8, 2016 Webinar
Changes to QA tools, updates to insurance reporting, revisions to standards: learn what these changes mean to you.

Sign up for our 45-minute webinar on November 8, 2016 from 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Register for the webinar and hold the time in your calendar!


Strategic Planning and Upcoming Council Meeting 
Your input was incredible! More than 800 OTs completed our planning survey and we thank you all. 

Council will be reviewing and discussing your feedback as we develop the College's 2017-2020 strategic plan.

Next Council meeting is Tuesday, October 25, 2016.  
View the October 25 agenda
Meetings are open to the public. To reserve a seat, contact Andjelina Stanier, Executive Assistant - Executive Office.  

We're Hiring! Manager, Quality Program 
Are you a proven leader? A dedicated professional with innovative ideas? Passionate about quality improvement? We may have the job for you!

We're now accepting applications for Manager, Quality Program. Deadline is October 27, 2016.
For more information, please view the job posting.

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