Practice Standards

The Practice Standards are published by the College of Occupational Therapists of BC to help occupational therapists apply the Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada to BC practice.

The standards help OTs by:

  • Defining their responsibilities
  • Describing minimal expectations for occupational therapy practice
  • Defining safe, ethical, competent practice

The College continues its commitment to Indigenous Cultural Safety and Humility and is committed to ensuring that existing and future standards reflect this commitment. If you have questions or comments about this process or the current practice standards, please contact the College’s practice team to discuss. We welcome the conversation.

Current Practice Standards

NEW Practice Standard for Supervision of Occupational Therapist Assistants

Indigenous Cultural Safety, Humility, and Anti-Racism

Infection Prevention and Control


Professional Boundaries

Preventing Sexual Misconduct

Conflict of Interest

Managing Client Information