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Dec 22, 2023

Updated: Changes to Interprovincial Virtual Services Effective December 1, 2023

Effective December 1, 2023, occupational therapists registered in Ontario providing virtual services

To clients located in British Columbia: occupational therapists must be registered in British Columbia to provide virtual services.

To clients located in Quebec or Saskatchewan: occupational therapists must contact the regulators in these provinces to obtain special authorization to provide virtual services.

To clients located in all other province and territories: occupational therapists can provide virtual services under their Ontario registration.

To clients outside Canada:  occupational therapists should contact the regulatory authority in that region and determine if registration is required to provide virtual occupational therapy services.

For occupational therapists registered to practice in British Columbia

The occupational therapist must register to practice in Ontario to provide virtual services to clients in Ontario. This is a change effective December 1, 2023.

It is your responsibility to advise any current clients in Ontario about this change. Contact COTO immediately to apply if you wish to continue providing remote services in Ontario.

Apply to register as an occupational therapist in Ontario.

For more information, see our page on Virtual Services.

Questions? Contact our Practice team at [email protected].