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Notice: The Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada (2021) are now in effect.

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May 19, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Revocation of Directive #2

Effective May 19th, 2021, the Chief Medical Officer Health (CMOH) has revoked Directive #2 for Health Care Providers, approving the resumption of non-urgent and non-emergent surgeries and procedures. All health care providers should continue to follow the guidance issued by the Ministry of Health in the COVID-19 Operational Requirements for Health Sector Restart, as well as all other sector-specific Ministry of Health guidance and other CMOH Directives.

What this means for occupational therapists


  • Occupational therapists can continue to deliver their health care services consistent with current guidelines for regulated health professionals that can be found on the Ministry of Health website.
  • Health care providers, in combination with their organizations, are in the best position to determine which services can continue to be offered virtually, and which services can safely resume in-person, assuming the necessary preconditions as set in the Operational Requirements document are met.
  • Occupational therapists are reminded to remain vigilant and to continue to conduct point-of-care risk assessments to determine what appropriate personal protective equipment and infection, prevention, and control processes are required to ensure client safety in their practice.

If you have any questions, please contact our Practice team at practice@coto.org or 1-800-890-6570 ext 240.