Find helpful information about occupational therapy, such as what occupational therapists do, what to expect if you are seeing an occupational therapist, what to do if you have a concern or complaint about your therapy, and how your privacy is protected when you see an occupational therapist.
To support and protect the public, we provide a Patient Relations Program to help both patients and Occupational Therapists understand the need for professional boundaries. Complaints about an Occupational Therapist can be submitted to the College for our Inquiry Committee to investigate.
All interested members of the public are encouraged to learn more about the Standards, Bylaws and Code of Ethics that guide the College’s registered occupational therapists.
Is Your OT Registered?
Find out if your occupational therapist is registered in B.C. or if there are any restrictions that affect their ability to practice.
The College’s Register can provide you with the name and work address of the registered occupational therapists, their practice category, and any conditions or restrictions that affect their ability to practice.
What Occupational Therapists Do
Do you have trouble with day-to-day tasks due to an injury, illness, or disability? Learn how an occupational therapist can help you improve, maintain, or restore your ability to perform everyday activities.
How the College Protects You
Trust and respect are the basis for any therapeutic relationship. Learn how our Patient Relations Program helps occupational therapists understand the need for professional boundaries when providing treatment and care.
How to File a Complaint with COTBC
If you have a complaint about an occupational therapist registered in BC, you can submit it to the College for our Inquiry Committee to investigate. See how to get started and what to expect during the complaint process.
Public Notices About OTs
If a complaint results in conditions or limits placed on the practice of an occupational therapist registered in British Columbia, or the suspension of a practice, we provide public notice on our website.