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What happens when there are serious concerns about an occupational therapist?

When the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) reviews an investigation where the concerns are very serious and remedial action may not be appropriate, they will refer the matter to a discipline process.

The discipline process is more formal. A hearing is held, similar to a tribunal or even a court case, where documents are entered into evidence and witnesses may testify. A panel of at least 3 people, made up of occupational therapists and members of the public will make a decision at the end about whether the occupational therapist committed professional misconduct.

Decisions by the discipline panel can include suspensions and revocations of an occupational therapist's license, along with other potential penalties.

Discipline hearings

A discipline hearing is the most serious proceeding that a regulated health professional can face as it does carry  the risk that an OT can lose their license temporarily or permanently.

Hearings are generally public, however, some portions may not be to protect witnesses as an example.

The Discipline process is governed by the College’s Rules of Procedure.

Discipline Committee Rules of Procedure: English | French

Discipline decisions

Any disciplinary decisions are made in the best interests of the public and a summary of the decisions are available online at Find an Occupational Therapist at the conclusion of the hearing.

A copy of the full text of any discipline decision summarized on Find an Occupational Therapist may be requested from College staff or for decisions made on or after December 2017, is available on CanLII (The Canadian Legal Information Institute).

Find an Occupational Therapist is a public directory of occupational therapists who practice in Ontario.

Upcoming discipline hearings

Dave Kaminski

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Danielle Naumann

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Avis d’audience prochains

Dave Kaminski

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Danielle Naumann

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Discipline hearing summaries