OT Month, National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, 2-factor & Complaints Tip

October is OT Month!

Happy Occupational Therapy Month! Stayed tuned for videos and shareable materials celebrating all that Occupational Therapists do!  #otmonth #occupationaltherapy

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2021

September 30, 2021, marked the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation which honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. As public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process, ACOT was closed on September 30, 2021. For more information about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html

Two-factor Authentication – It’s On!

ACOT is requiring all registered OTs to use two-factor authentication when using our online registration and continuing competence program system. This update is implemented to further protect your online personal information.

When you login to your profile the system will automatically send you an email with a confirmation code. Check your email and if not found, check your junk mail for info@acot.ca. You have 30 minutes to enter the confirmation code. If the time expires, you can try again. We encourage you to login before the 2022 renewal.

Top Causes of Unprofessional Conduct and Tips to Avoid It

Failure to seek assistance or make appropriate referrals.

Professionals may encounter difficult situations for which they do not have the necessary skills. Unprofessional conduct may occur where the professional “ploughs ahead” without getting assistance.

What you can do:

Recognize that we all have limitations.

Realize that seeking assistance is not a form of weakness; it is a sign of professional strength.

Where necessary seek assistance from trusted colleagues or from your supervisor. Don’t be afraid to ask a colleague for a second opinion. Where appropriate, refer the patient to someone with  the necessary skills.

James T. Casey, Q.C. Field Law

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