Supporting people to return to functional activities and helping them through a difficult time in their lives.

Pat McDonald, 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

Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada

Applicable Alberta Privacy Legislation

Patient Relations Program