Question: What should I expect when I have been terminated from my employer?

Answer: If you have been terminated, your employer may have informed the College. 

A report by your employer must be filed if the reason was because of professional misconduct, incompetence, or incapacity. This is called a mandatory report.

When this information is received, the College will contact your former employer to collect any necessary information about the termination and the circumstances surrounding it. Once the College has collected this information, we will determine if a formal investigation is required. 

If it is determined that no breach of the Standards of the College or the Occupational Therapy Act, 1991 took place, the Registrar may choose to administratively close the report without bringing the matter to the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC).

If issues regarding your practice are identified, the Registrar may choose to pursue an investigation into your conduct. These matters will be dealt with individually and the merits will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You would be notified, either of a pending investigation or that the matter has been administratively closed. 


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If you have any questions, contact investigations@coto.org.


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