Registrant Information and Resources
Occupational therapists are no longer mailed hard copies of new or updated College documents about the regulation of the practice of occupational therapists in BC. All updates are posted here as soon as they are available. These documents are designed to help registrants understand:
- the expectations for professional practice (such as the Essential Competencies of Practice for Occupational Therapists) and professional conduct (Code of Ethics), and
- how the College Board meets its mandate (Occupational Therapists Regulation, COTBC Bylaws).
The binders were discontinued in 2014 but for those who continue to use them, the documents are organized under similar Tabs for convenience.
Overview of the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (current annual report)
Tab 2: Occupational Therapists Regulation
Tab 3: Ethical Conduct
Tab 4: Essential Competencies of Practice for Occupational Therapists
Essential Competencies of Practice – Third Edition (2011)
Tab 5: Practice Standards and Guidelines
Please note that these are currently being adjusted to reflect the October 2, 2017 changes to our bylaws. Your patience is appreciated.
Managing Client Information Practice Standards (2014); Revised October 2019
1. Collecting and Recording Client Information (includes information regarding electronic records)
2. Protecting Client Information (Privacy and Security)
Conflict of Interest Standards (2016); Revised October 2019
Practice Standards for Consent (2019)
Preventing Sexual Misconduct Standards (2017); Revised October 2019
Professional Boundaries Practice Standards (2017)
Supervising Support Personnel (September 2011)
Scope of Practice Statement
Administration and Distribution of Naloxone by Occupational Therapists 2017
Occupational Therapists’ Assessment of Financial Management and Incapability 2015
Providing Access to and Releasing Occupational Therapy Information 2009
Remedying a Breach of Security: COTBC Reporting Requirements 2010, updated 2020
Use of Title 2018; updated 2020
Tab 6: Quality Assurance Program (new name – formerly the Continuing Competence Program)
Details about the program and registrant responsibilities can be found under Quality Practice.
Tab 7: Client Relations Program
Details about the program for both registrants and the public are available here.