Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the following committees work on specific directives as outlined below.

Registration Committee

The Registration Committee is responsible for granting initial registration and reinstatement with COTBC.

Inquiry Committee

This committee investigates complaints against registrants, as well as acting on its own motion (i.e. without a complaint). Complaints can include a registrant’s contravention of the Health Professions Act, the Occupational Therapists Regulation, or the COTBC Bylaws, professional misconduct, competence to practice, or any disturbance or addiction which impairs an occupational therapist’s ability to practice.

Discipline Committee

This committee conducts hearings under the authority of the Health Professions Act in cases where investigation of a registrant at the Inquiry Committee level warrants disciplinary action.

Patient Relations, Standards and Ethics Committee

This committee is responsible for making recommendations to the board with respect to:

(a) establishing and monitoring a patient relations program which includes:
i. requirements for educational programs for registrants on professional misconduct of a sexual nature,
ii. guidelines for the conduct of registrants with their patients, and
iii. provision of information to the public regarding the college’s complaint and disciplinary process,

(b) making recommendations regarding standards of practice, and

(c) making recommendations regarding the code of ethics.

Quality Assurance Committee

This committee is responsible for making recommendations to the board with respect to:

(a)     the content of the quality assurance program,

(b)    continuing competence requirements, and

(c)     mechanisms for assessment of registrants.