I love meeting clients from various backgrounds and walks of life, it educates me about the people in the world and their lifestyles.

Amy Halpenny, OT

Practice Resources

Regulatory and Professional Legislation

Health Professions Act, Chapter H-7

Government Organization Act, Chapter G-10, Schedule 7.1 Health Services Restricted Activities

Occupational Therapists Profession Regulation

ACOT’s Standards of Practice

ACOT’s Code of Ethics and Ethical Scenarios

Applicable Alberta Privacy Legislation

Relevant Public Protection Legislation

Protection of Persons in Care

Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act

Children First Act

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Resources

Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Training Modules

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Complaints

Practice Guidance Documents

NEW August 2022 Practice Guideline: Informed Consent

UPDATED July 22, 2022: Safe Delivery of OT Services During COVID-19

UPDATED July 22, 2022 – Practice FAQs: The COVID-19 Pandemic

Practice Guideline: Considerations for Virtual Practice

Practice FAQs: Practice Across Jurisdictions

Practice Guideline: Use of Protected Title

Practice FAQs: Representing Title and Credentials

Practice Guideline: Standards for Documentation

Practice Guideline: Information Privacy and Disclosure Legislation

Practice Guideline: Electronic Communication with Clients

Practice Guideline: Legislative and Regulatory Considerations for Private Practice

Practice FAQs: Private Practice

Advisory Statement for Assignment of OT Services to Support Personnel

Position Statement on Acupuncture

Position Statement on Diversity

Position Statement on Feeding, Eating and Swallowing

Position Statement on Psychosocial Interventions

Practice Advisory Naloxone Sept 2018

Competencies for OT Practice

The updated Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada is now available (also available in French). The Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada reflect the broad range of skills and abilities required of all occupational therapists in Canada at every stage of their career. All occupational therapists are expected to stay informed and understand how to apply these competencies to their practice. An eLearning module which provides an overview of the highlights and main differences is expected to be available September, 2022. In the meantime, you can compare to the 3rd Edition of the Essential Competencies of Practice for Occupational Therapists in Canada.

Other Resources

Maternity Leave Information

Practitioner/Allied Practitioner form

2009 Sightlines Research Project – Executive Summary