Our role is to make sure that the public receives safe, ethical, and effective occupational therapy services.
Occupational therapists are accountable for the quality of care they provide. Below are a few examples of how the College ensures that accountability.
We protect the public by:
- setting the education and qualifications necessary to practice occupational therapy in BC
- registering occupational therapists (OTs) who have met the professional requirements, enabling them to practice
- maintaining a public register to check if an occupational therapist is registered and entitled to practice
- setting the conditions that allow occupational therapists to maintain registration and practice
- monitoring and supporting continuing competence through quality assurance and practice support programs that help occupational therapists keep current with practice and grow their knowledge and skills
- developing standards of practice – the rules that occupational therapists follow
- investigating complaints in an open and fair manner, and taking action when practice falls below expected standards for practice or breaches expectations for ethical conduct
Legislation & Bylaws
We are guided by the following legislation and our bylaws: