COVID-19 Practice Guidance Telehealth in Occupational Therapy Practice
Temporary measures have been implemented to facilitate telehealth practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telehealth is one means of delivering occupational therapy services. As such, registrants must still meet COTBC’s Standards of Practice, the Code of Ethics, COTBC’s Essential Competencies of Practice for Occupational Therapists in Canada, and College Bylaws when making decisions about the care you provide.
  • IT/infrastructure for virtual care
  • Occupational Therapists
The College of Occupational Therapists of B.C. advising occupational therapists practicing in British Columbia on telehealth regulations in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Community Health Services
  • Home Care Services
  • Hospitals
  • Public Health
  • Other
On March 30th, 2020 the Minister of Citizens’ Services released a Ministerial Order regarding the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) to support public organizations to access available tools/technologies to continue service deliv
Jurisdiction - For occupational therapists (OTs) registered in BC, telehealth services can be provided to clients geographically located in BC. Be aware that if the client is located outside of BC there may be registration/licensing requirements in the j
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College of Occupational Therapists of B.C.
Canada - British Columbia

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