Updated Guide to Controlled Acts and Delegation, 2020

June 04, 2020

The College’s Guide to Controlled Acts and Delegation, 2020 is now available online, and in PDF format in French and English.

The Guide includes updated content on pages 10 and 11 under the section entitled “Communicating to the individual or his or her personal representative a diagnosis...” Please note, the College Position Statement on Communicating a Diagnosis has been retired.  

The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) refers to certain acts, known as “controlled acts” that may only be performed by certain authorized health care professionals. Authorization to perform controlled acts is granted in legislation and is specific to each profession.

For occupational therapy, the authorization for controlled acts and the professional scope of practice is found in the Occupational Therapy Act, 1991. Under appropriate circumstances, performance of controlled acts may also be delegated from a professional, who is authorized to perform a controlled act, to another professional who is competent to perform that same act. 

If you have any other questions or concerns relating to the Guide please contact our Practice team at 1.800.890.6570 x240 or at