• The Protecting Children (Information Sharing) Act

    On September 15, 2017, Minister Scott Fielding announced the proclamation of The Protecting Children (Information Sharing) Act and its regulation. This new legislation allows provincial government departments, organizations and others who provide services to at-risk and vulnerable children to collect, use and share personal information (including personal health information) about supported children, their parents and legal guardians. Keep reading →

  • COTM Survey re: Managing Client Information

    Record keeping is the single area about which COTM receives the majority of practice-related questions.  For the past several years, the Practice Issues Committee has been working to prepare a document that will provide members with information that assists members in meeting their practice obligations as required by The Personal Health Information Act of Manitoba… Keep reading →

  • Proclamation of The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Enhancing Passenger Safety)

    On December 1, 2015, The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Enhancing Passenger Safety) and its supporting regulation, the Standards for Mobility Aid Securement and Occupant Restraint Systems and Related Exemptions Regulation came into force. In the winter of 2014/15, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation consulted stakeholders on this initiative and now provides… Keep reading →

  • MB Ombudsman responds re: Client access requests

    In response to a number of questions COTM has been receiving from occupational therapists, the Manitoba Ombudsman worked with MPI to clarify a correct approach to client access requests. Please see their response letter here under Quick Links. Keep reading →

  • The Apology Act

    On October 27, 2014, the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety (MIPS) and the Manitoba Alliance of Health Regulatory Colleges (the Alliance) launched an information sheet to create more awareness of Manitoba’s Apology Legislation and promote apology as the right and humane thing to do when the actions of caregivers bring… Keep reading →

  • CCP Webinar

    CCP webinar next Wednesday at noon (Mar 5). Still openings. Click on the link in the February CCP newsletter….sent Feb 10, to register. Keep reading →

  • Sample Clinical PDP now available

    Several OTs have requested more examples of clinical PDP goals based on practice reflection using the COTM CCP Self Assessment. A sample PDP, drawing on discussion with a number of OTs, has been developed and is available in the New Materials section of the CCP Current Forms and Requirements page…. Keep reading →

  • Not getting COTM email?

    Everyone who completed the PREP should have received an email today with a link to the answers. If you did not get your message, here are some things to check: Have you changed your email address since you filled out your renewal form in June? If you didn"t let us… Keep reading →

  • 2012 OT database CIHI Report now available

    The 2012 OT database CIHI Report is now available and can be viewed here: The Health Human Resources and Workforce Trends publications are produced by Health Human Resources at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and can be used to support research and planning into the occupational therapy… Keep reading →

  • CCP Early bird survey and draw closing soon

    Have you finished all 3 CCP tasks (PREP, Self-assessment and PDP)? Answer 9 short questions to give feedback about your experience and be entered to win a MSOT membership. Almost done? Take some time to finish before the deadline and use this as incentive to finish early. Here is the… Keep reading →