The College serves and protects the public.
When a complaint against an occupational therapist is received, ACOT’s responsibility is to follow the process outlined in the Health Professions Act (HPA). Should the conduct of an occupational therapist meet the HPA’s definition of “unprofessional conduct”, ACOT’s primary concern is to prevent future harm to the public.
In many cases, disciplinary action may be required. These decisions take into consideration the nature of the conduct and the potential for future harm to members of the public. Sanctions imposed through this process may range from an order for the occupational therapist to re-train or practice under supervision to suspension or cancellation of the occupational therapist’s practice permit.
For information related to complaints of a sexual nature, refer to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Complaints.
Recent discipline decisions regarding occupational therapists can be found here.