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COTM's mission is to protect the public by regulating, advocating and advancing safe, ethical and quality occupational therapy practice in Manitoba.
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Notice

The COTM Office will be closed Friday, June 14, 2019 re-opening Monday, June 17, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

The COTM Office will be closed Monday, July 1, 2019 in observance of Canada Day. We will resume office hours at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

A Message from COTM Executive Director

As the registration year draws to a close on May 31st, I wish to acknowledge the relative ease with which COTM members adjusted to the new April 30th renewal deadline. We will continue to make improvements to the renewal processes, Continuing Competence Program requirements and the Pivotal IT system in order to make renewal unfold as smoothly as possible for members, employers and COTM staff.

With this change, the COTM Online OT Directory will be up-to-date as to who is in a legal position to practise in the province on the first day - June 1, 2019 - of the new registration year.  This will be a huge help to members, employers, insurers and the public.

Members are encouraged to pay attention to the newest regulation/standard under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA).  This standard sets out employer responsibilities to their employees. This has the potential to impact on you as an employee, as an employer of others, and of course, it is useful for you to understand potential impacts for your clients - depending on your area of practice. COTM will be posting its own Accessibility Policy in the coming weeks which addresses organizational approaches to the AMA.

In the coming weeks, you will also receive notification that COTM has posted a Practice Guidance document on Medical Assistance in Dying. This is the second practice guidance document - the first focuses on scope of practice questions that members have. This can be found in the Members Only section - https://cotm.ca/members/meeting-obligations/standards-of-practice

Though renewal is behind us, I encourage you to visit the COTM site regularly to make use of the resources that exist.  Renewal showed us that members feel COTM staff is responsive and approachable and a great source of assistance.  What we hope too, is that members will work to seek out the information they need on the COTM website. It too, can be a great source of assistance.

Sharon Eadie, O.T. Reg. (MB)
COTM Executive Director