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Acronyms and Terms

Acronym                 Term
ACOTRO                 Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations
ACOTUP                 Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs
ADL                 Activites of Daily Living
ADP                 Assistive Devices Program
ADR                 Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
AIT                 Agreement on Internal Trade
CAOT                 Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
CARP                 Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
CIHI                 Canadian Institute for Health Information
CLEAR                 Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation
COTF                 Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation
COTO                 College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
CRE                 Competency Review Evaluation
FHRCO                 Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario
FSCO                 Financial Services Commission of Ontario
HCCA                 Health Care Consent Act, 1996
HIC                 Health Information Custodian
HFO                 HealthForceOntario
HPARB                 Health Professions Appeal and Review Board
HPD                 Health Professionals Database
HPRAC                 Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council
HQO                 Health Quality Ontario
ICRC                 Inquiries, Complaints, & Reports Committee
IPC                 Information and Privacy Commissioner
JKAT                 Jurisprudence Knowledge Assessment Test
MoCA                 Montreal Cognitive Assessment
MOHLTC                 Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
MRA                 Mutual Recognition Agreement
MSF                 Multi-Source Feedback
NBCOT                 National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (US Regulator)
NOTCE                 National Occupational Therapy Certification Examination
OCUPRS                 Ontario Council of University Program in Rehabilitation Services
OFC                 Office of the Fairness Commissioner
OHA                 Ontario Hospital Association
OSOT                 Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists
OT                 Occupational Therapist
OTepp                 Occupational Therapy Examination and Practice Preparation Program
PHIPA                 Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004
PIPEDA                 Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
PPA                 Peer and Practice Assessment
PD Plan                 Professional Development Plan
PG & T                 Public Guardian and Trustee
POA                 Power of Attorney
PREP                 Prescribed Regulatory Education Program
QA                 Quality Assurance
RHPA                 Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991
ROM                 Range of Motion
SCERP                 Specified Continuing Education or Remediation Program
SEAS                 Substantial Equivalency Assessment System
SDM                 Substitute Decision Maker
WES                 World Education Service
WSIB                 Workplace Safety & Insurance Board