College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Occupational Therapy Act, 1991
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulation was filed on November 19, 2012. The regulation was filed as O. Reg. 376/12. The regulation was published on e-laws on November 21, 2012 and published in the Ontario Gazette on December 8, 2012
Summary of Proposal:
Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Occupational Therapy Act, 1991 the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) Is among other things, responsible for making regulations respecting the self-regulating profession of occupational therapists in Ontario.
Under these Acts, the COTO may make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including quality assurance (QA), subject to the prior review of the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
The purpose of the proposed amendments is to ensure that the College's QA programs and QA regulations align with the new QA provisions of the Health Professions Procedural Code (Code), which is Schedule 2 of the RHPA.
Summary of Regulation
The QA programs apply to all members of the COTO who hold active practice certificates. The QA programs include, amongst other matters, the following components:
- mandatory requirements for members to maintain records of their self-assessment, continuing education and professional development activities, and to provide these records at the request of the Colleges;
- a peer and practice assessment component that is designed to monitor and identify any area(s) of a member's knowledge, skill and judgment that are unsatisfactory; and
- remediation of a member whose knowledge, skill and judgment is found to be unsatisfactory as a result of a peer and practice assessment.
Contact: Elinor Larney, Deputy Registrar
Phone: 416-214-1177 Ext. 233
Address: 20 Bay Street, Suite 900, PO Box 78 Toronto, ON M5J 2N8
November 19, 2012