CCP Meetup Tomorrow, 2-factor Authentication, Complaints Tip

Next CCP Meetup September 8, 2021 at 3pm

 The CCP Meet Ups are intended as a quick and easy way to get advice from ACOT and other OTs on what to document in your continuing competence Learning Plan including what type and how much information to include. This month we will share tips based on our findings from the CCP Review & Evaluation as well as field any questions you have about the CCP process or expectations. Click on the link to the September 8th Teams meeting accessed from the CCP Resources page of the ACOT website.

Two-factor Authentication – Coming Your Way

In mid-September of 2021, ACOT will be requiring all registered OTs to use two-factor authentication when using our online registration and continuing competence program system. This update is being implemented to further protect your online personal information. As the second factor notification will be sent to the email address you have listed in your ACOT profile, it is important to make sure that your email account is set-up to accept (and not block) emails from the account. We encourage you to login before the two-factor authentication is in place to make sure we have the correct email and your email settings are adjusted.

Top Causes of Unprofessional Conduct and Tips to Avoid It

Over the next editions of eNews, ACOT will provide the most common causes of unprofessional conduct across all health professions that can give rise to a complaint. Each edition will also provide tips on how to prevent a finding of unprofessional conduct.

Environmental Factors

Various environmental factors can be a contributing cause to a professional engaging in unprofessional conduct. For example, there may be excessive work demands, a lack of mentoring and supervision, or inappropriate workplace practices. A professional may also be assigned tasks by their employer which the professional is not completely competent to perform due to inexperience or lack of training in a particular area.

What you can do:

Remember that regardless of the environment, it is the professional’s personal obligation to ensure that their own work meets professional standards. If you have failed to maintain professional standards, a defence of “that’s how we all do it at work” is unlikely to be successful.

If you have concerns about the environment’s effect on your ability to practice in a professional manner, seek advice from trusted colleagues. Raise the issue with your supervisor. If you do not obtain any assistance from your supervisor, seek the advice of your professional organization.

James T. Casey, Q.C. Field Law

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