Practice Standards and Guidelines
These are published by the College of Occupational Therapists of BC to help occupational therapists apply the Essential Competencies to BC practice by:
- Defining their responsibilities,
- Describing minimal expectations for occupational therapy practice, and
- Defining safe, ethical, competent practice.
See sidebar for why the College is moving from practice guidelines to standards. Eventually all current practice guidelines will be revised to practice standards.
Current Practice Standards
Professional Boundaries Series (May 2017)
Professional Boundaries Practice Standards – All
Includes overview, definitions, 4 standards, expectations in practice and risk tool.
Preventing Sexual Misconduct Series (May 2017)
Conflict of Interest Series (May 2016)
Conflict of Interest (COI) Practice Standards – All (PDF)
Includes overview, definitions, 3 standards, expectations in practice and risk tool.
Managing Client Information Series (November 2014)
Managing Client Information (MCI) Practice Standards – All (PDF)
Includes overview, definitions, 6 standards and risk tool.
MCI Practice Standard 1: Collecting and Recording Client Information (PDF) (includes information regarding electronic records)
MCI Practice Standard 2: Protecting Client Information (PDF) (Privacy and Security)