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An OT helps a young girl practice spelling on her easel.

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COTM's mission is to protect the public by regulating occupational therapy practice in Manitoba.
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Notice

** 2021-2022 registration renewal is open. See the Current Renewal webpage in the Member Area. **

Please be advised we will not be monitoring phone calls & emails on Victoria Day, Monday, May 24, 2021. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. 

As of Friday, March 20, the 120 Maryland St. office is closed however we continue to operate with all staff working from home. We will be answering emails and will be monitoring the phone. If you call the office, please leave your email address as this may be the most efficient way to be back in touch with you.

A Message from COTM Executive Director

As I write this, the radio is rife with stories related to marking the first anniversary the declaration of the global COVID-19 pandemic. 

Life remains difficult in so many ways but we remain hopeful as the vaccine response is ramping up. 

A new Ministerial Order further expands the manner in which health professionals are able to participate as an immunizer/vaccinator even if this is not part of that profession’s scope of practice. This is the case for occupational therapists. 

You are encouraged to carefully review the new order: Order under The Regulated Health Professions Act (vaccine administration) / Arrêté pris en vertu de la Loi sur les professions de la santé réglementées (administration de vaccins) (gov.mb.ca). A link to the new order is also found on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update webpage.

If you are keen to participate in the pandemic response you need to ensure that you are participating through an approved pandemic response provider and have received approved training to work as a vaccinator. COTM is continuing to gather information from Manitoba Health in order to be able to better support your assessment of the vaccine opportunity you are considering. 

And on the receiving end of vaccines - the Province recently announced that it will address the matter of health professionals securing vaccines in advance of legitimate eligibility. COTM will, along with the other health regulators, provide some guidance on this. 

Thank you for your participation in our province’s efforts to fight the pandemic while maintaining the health of Manitobans. Be well.

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