As a part of our mandate, the College develops or revises regulations, policies, standards and practice guidelines necessary to regulate the profession.
This process often includes an amount of time where we consult with the public, members of the profession, other health regulatory colleges, professional associations and educators. The College carefully considers all feedback. Your input helps us understand the effectiveness and impact of proposed changes, and helps ensure decisions are being made in the public interest.

Current Consultation

Consultation on Draft Standards for Use of Title

The consultation on Draft Standards for Use of Title is now closed. We thank you for your feedback. If you have any questions please contact Kara Ronald, Deputy Registrar, at 416.214.1177/1.800.890.6570 x225 or kronald@coto.org.

Recent Consultations

Bylaw Consultation – Parts 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20

On June 27, 2017, Council passed bylaw amendments related to the collection and publication of information about occupational therapists, changes to professional liability insurance requirements, and more. The revised bylaws have varying effective dates, ranging from those that take immediate effect to those which will not take effect until October 2017 and November 2017. Learn about key bylaw changes and watch for further updates. Thank you for your feedback and contributions on this important consultation. Current bylaws are available online.

Standards for Consent Consultation

Our consultation on the revised Standards for Consent closed August 12, 2016. Revisions to the Standards were intended to address the frequently asked questions and clarify expectations for occupational therapy practice. Revised Standards for Consent are in effect as of March 1, 2017. 

Bylaw Consultation

On March 31, 2016 Council passed the proposed bylaw amendments to publish more information on the public register under Find an Occupational Therapist. The revised bylaws will be effective as of January 1, 2017. Thank you for your feedback and contributions on this important initiative. You can access the amended bylaw text in PDF format in English or French.

Transparency Consultation

In 2015, the College consulted with the public, registrants and other stakeholders about further steps to improve transparency and help people make informed decisions about choosing a health professional. Read more about these initiatives on the College’s transparency web page.