Standards of Practice Refresh

The members of the Refresh Project Working Groups and Steering Committee have worked together with ACOT staff since May 2022 to prepare the new set of Standards of Practice (SoP) and the Code of Ethics (CoE). The content in the new SoP and CoE has been included based on initial consultation with ACOT registrants in the March 2022, a fulsome review of other colleges’ SoP and CoE (provincially, nationally, internationally), consultation with legal counsel and other key partners, and follow-up consultation with registrants throughout August 2022 – February 2023.

Click on the + signs below for background information on the SoP/CoE Refresh Project, including recommendations stemming from the review of other colleges’ SoP/CoE, initial registrant consultation, and the anticipated timelines for when ACOT will be able to adopt the new set of SoP and CoE.

Draft Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

In accordance with the requirements outlined in the Health Professions Act section 133(2)(b), the following drafts were submitted to the Minister of Health on March 13, 2023.

DRAFT Standards of Practice and DRAFT Code of Ethics

NOTE: Two of these standards have been approved by Council and are in effect as of June 16, 2023Accountability and Professional Responsibility and Restricted Activities. The remaining eleven standards in the DRAFT Standards of Practice document are still awaiting external review. ACOT’s current Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics remain in place until we receive feedback from government and the remaining eleven new SoP and CoE can be adopted by ACOT Council. Registrants and other key partners will be notified when the new SoP and CoE come into effect (anticipated end of 2023).