Lawyers for Occupational Therapists

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Occupational Therapists

We are lawyers for occupational therapists who face complaints and other regulatory challenges at the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (“COTO”).

How We Assist Occupational Therapists

Our team of defence lawyers for occupational therapists will assist on the following regulatory issues:

  • Advising occupational therapists on issues related to the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Occupational Therapy Act, 1991;
  • Working with occupational therapists to respond to allegations of professional misconduct at the COTO;
  • Responding to various inquiries at the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, including drafting responses to patient complaints at the COTO, which are reviewed by a panel of the Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee (“ICRC”);
  • Defending occupational therapists at COTO discipline hearings;
  • Assisting occupational therapists in COTO registration applications;
  • Representing occupational therapists in COTO appeals before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (“HPARB”) (e.g. where a decision of the ICRC has been made);
  • Assisting with COTO fitness to practice matters;
  • Reporting past history, including criminal charges and findings of guilt, to the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario; and
  • Advising occupational therapists on employment, quality assurance, and other contract issues related to their practice.