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October 2019: Professional Liability Insurance for Retiring OTs

Question: As I am planning to retire from the profession of Occupational Therapy, do I need to keep my professional liability insurance?

Answer: For public protection, insurance policies are now required to have at least five years of extension of the coverage for claims made when on an extended leave or after retirement or otherwise ceasing practice.

The College can confirm that the insurance coverage offered by the following organizations continue to meet our requirements:

  • the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT),
  • the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT), and
  • Aon Healthcare Advantage (Insurance Solutions for Occupational Therapists)

It is recommended that you contact your provider prior to retirement to confirm the details of the professional liability insurance and your obligations.

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