Requirement for Occupational Therapists to Self-Report Charges

November 23, 2017
Effective November 1, 2017, occupational therapists (OTs) are required to self-report information about charges laid against them. This new self-reporting requirement was approved by Council in June 2017 to support the College’s commitment to transparency and to align with anticipated changes to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

Learn what needs to be reported online under Quality Practice/Professional Conduct/Self Report.

Effective November 1, 2017, the College also publishes information about certain charges laid against occupational therapists, if the charges were laid on or after November 1. Information is published on the public register at Find an Occupational Therapist.

The College policy outlining the criteria considered by the Registrar when determining if information about charges will be published on Find an Occupational Therapist is available online.

Occupational therapists can self-report information online by logging in to the College website and selecting Self Report. OTs are not required to report “ticketable” offences, such as speeding infractions, parking infractions, failing to stop at a red light, or consuming alcohol in a public place.

If you have any questions about your obligations to self-report or are unsure if you have been charged with an offence which requires reporting, contact Aoife Coghlan, Manager, Investigations and Resolutions on 416.214.1177/1.800.890.6570 ext 223.