Driving plays an enormous role in maintaining an independence in North American culture. Enabling a client to drive safely and be able to participate in their daily activities is very rewarding.

Ryan Sommner, OT

Legislation and Standards

It is the responsibility of all registered occupational therapists to be knowledgeable of and adhere to all relevant public protection legislation, regulatory and professional legislation, bylaws, standards of practice, and code of ethics applicable to his/her/their occupational therapy practice (Standard 1.2).

The following resources assist the public and occupational therapists to understand the governing legislation, Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics that OTs must adhere to. Additional legislation, standards and codes may apply, for example, in cases of OTs in private practice who must follow local business licensing requirements.

Health Professions Act, Chapter H-7

Diagram of the HPA Structure

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

Occupational Therapists Profession Regulation

ACOT Standards of Practice

ACOT Code of Ethics and Ethical Scenarios

Applicable Alberta Privacy Legislation