Advisory Statement Provides Clarification re Financial Incapability Assessments

Changes to the Certificate of Incapability Process under Part 2.1 of the Adult Guardianship Act came into force December 1, 2014. This resulted in the College releasing a Scope of Practice document outlining the standards, limits and conditions on the scope of practice for registered occupational therapists assessing financial incapability.

Since this time, the College has received several queries related to the various roles occupational therapists can play in the assessment process. The COTBC advisory statement on Occupational Therapists’ Assessment of Financial Management and Incapability provides clarification on these roles and serves as a resource for this year’s Annual Competence Review (ACR).

Occupational Therapists’ Assessment of Financial Management and Incapability