The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) has a COVID-19 Information Page
and occupational therapists are recommended to visit it regularly to get updated resources and direction.
As of March 20, 2020, COTO recommended that “occupational therapists review all the direct client services…to determine if or how they can be provided safely.”
COTO has provided a list of considerations
to help occupational therapists determine if they should continue care and in what form that should take place. Some occupational therapists are able to provide services through telepractice.
COTO has published Guidelines for Virtual Services
which outline considerations when moving to telephone or web-based healthcare delivery.
Investigate the College requirements if you are providing telepractice services outside of Ontario. Other provinces, countries, etc., may require you to be registered with them if you are providing services to residents of their jurisdiction.