Your Input Needed on Draft Standards

Draft Standards Ready for Review

Thanks to the hard work of the Standards of Practice Working Group and Refresh Steering Committee, the Competence and Restricted Activities Standards of Practice (SoP) are ready for your review and comment accordance with Health Professions Act – HPA s133(2). These are the first of the estimated 14 SoP that will be drafted in 2022 as part of ACOT’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Refresh Project.

A survey has been prepared to capture your feedback. You can choose to review and comment on each section of the two SoP (screenshots of SoP content are embedded in the survey) or review the two draft SoP (linked above) on your own and provide feedback on the content overall. You are welcome to complete the survey on your own or as a group (e.g., at a staff/team meeting, community of practice meet-up, etc.)

FYI – these two SoP in particular have been drafted to reflect the amendments to the HPA outlined in Bill 46. They include content regarding the Continuing Competence Program, Competence Assessments and Restricted Activities currently included in the Occupational Therapists Profession Regulation (OTPR) but will be repealed and removed from the OTPR once the amendments to the HPA come into force (expected Dec 31, 2022). Content within each SoP that cannot be changed has been highlighted in yellow however, you are still welcome to comment, suggest edits or pose questions on any aspect of the draft content.

The survey will remain open until Wednesday September 7th @ Noon – plan for ~30 minutes to complete. If you need additional time to accommodate completion of the survey with a group, please reach out to Angela Meneley, Director, Policy & Practice, to make arrangements for an extension.

We look forward to hearing from you!