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Council Of The College Of Occupational Therapists Of Ontario

Ministry
Health
URL
www.coto.org
Address
20 BAY STREET, SUITE 900, PO BOX 78
TORONTO
M5J2N8
Phone
(416) 214-1177
Fax
(416) 214-1173
Background
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ACT, S.O. 1991, C. 33, S. 4 (opens a new window)
REGULATED HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT, S.O. 1991, C. 18, SCHED. 2 (opens a new window)
Function

The college regulates the profession of Occupational Therapy in the public interest by ensuring that individuals have access to services provided by competent health professionals, and that individuals are treated with sensitivity and respect in their dealings with health professionals. Members of the college are governed in accordance with the Occupational Therapy Act, 1991, the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the regulations and by-laws of the college. The college develops and maintains standards of practice, entry to practice requirements, standards of professional ethics, and promotes and develops standards for continuing competence among the members. Various committees of the College of Occupational Therapists function in a quasi-judicial role with respect to the suspension and revocations of certificates of registration to practice in Ontario.

Membership

Between six and nine members who are elected in accordance with the by-laws by the members of the college. Between five and seven members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council who are not, members of the college, members of a college as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or members of a council as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. One or two members are selected, in accordance with a by-law made under section 10, from among the members who are members of a faculty of occupational therapy of a university in Ontario. The council elects annually a president and a vice-president from among the members.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
• Council meetings are held quarterly and committee meetings are held 6-8 times per year. • Council meetings generally require a half-day of preparation while committee meetings and panel reviews require between 2 and 3 hrs preparation or up to a day for ICRC or longer if they are part of a discipline panel. • In addition to the statutory committees, there are 2 standing committees. • Each public appointee is usually assigned to 2 or 3 committees and can expect to serve approximately 21 days per year.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) BRITTANY O'BRIEN
22-Apr-2021 - 21-Apr-2022
keswick
2. Member (Part-Time) NICHOLAS R DZUDZ
29-Apr-2021 - 28-Apr-2022
windsor
3. Member (Part-Time) ALLAN FREEDMAN
21-Mar-2020 - 20-Mar-2023
concord
4. Member (Part-Time) VINCENT SAMUEL
28-Mar-2020 - 27-Mar-2023
ancaster
5. Member (Part-Time) SABRINA SHAW
14-Oct-2021 - 13-Oct-2024
toronto
6. Member (Part-Time)
7. Member (Part-Time)
8. Member (Part-Time)