Health Workforce Innovations in Response to the COVID Pandemic
COVID-19 Special Registration for Cross Jurisdictional Telepractice
There is a need to reduce exposure of patients and providers during the pandemic and maintain continuity of care even if services can't be offered in person for everyone. Patients and providers may reside in different jurisdictions during the pandemic.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, PEICOT is expediting cross jurisdictional telepractice in situations where occupational therapy services are being provided/continued from a different jurisdiction. Occupational therapists may be eligible for a Special Registration (3 month short-term registration) for up to 90 days to provide services via telepractice. Eligibility includes having current licensing in another Canadian jurisdiction and professional liability insurance. A Letter of Good Standing/Regulatory History is required from your current jurisdiction. PEICOT is not charging a license fee for this service.
The Prince Edward Island College of Occupational Therapists is a governing body responsible for regulating the practice of occupational therapy in Prince Edward Island. It is responsible for ensuring the safe, ethical, and competent practice of occupational therapy. All occupational therapists who practice in Prince Edward Island must be registered members of the College.