- Provincial colleges – Licenses for registered health care professionals, including Occupational Therapists, are regulated provincially.
- Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Therapy Board (NLOTB)
- College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia (COTNS)
- New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapists (NBAOT)
- Prince Edward Island Occupational Therapy Regulatory Board (PEIOTRB)
- Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec (OEQ)
- College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)
- College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba (COTM)
- Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists (SSOT)
- Alberta Association of Registered Occupational Therapists (AAROT)
- College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC)
- OT Seeker
- Stroke Engine
- Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics (COTO Guide to the Code of Ethics)
- Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations
HEALTH LEGISLATION RESOURCES
- Laws regulating the practice of Occupational Therapy – Each province has its own laws.
- Canada Health Act
- Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
- Food and Drugs Act
- Regulated Health Professions Act (Ontario) – See controlled acts for certain treatments that are allowed/not allowed by certain health professions, and under what circumstances. See COTO guidelines for controlled acts for Occupational Therapists.
- Provincial Bill 179, Ontario (2009) – Amended health-related statutes, including giving some prescribing rights to naturopaths.
- Vanessa’s Law (2014) – Provided stricter fines for adverse events for pharmaceutical drugs, but left the fine a paltry 5000$ for “natural” products, which allows a gaping loophole for both natural health products companies and pharmaceutical companies to avoid heavy fines for adverse events by having certain products classified as natural products. Bad Science Watch has more details.
PRODUCT REGULATION AND ADVERTISEMENT RESOURCES (CANADA)
- Search the Licensed Natural Health Products Database (What is Natural Health Products Database?)
- Schedule A Health Claims for Natural Health Products
- Natural Health Products Compliance and Enforcement Policy
Canadian Ad Standards Council’s 14 Clauses of the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards
- FishBarrel – This is a Chrome extension that allows users to report questionable online health claims to the appropriate authorities in many countries, including Canada.
- Bad Science Watch
- Science-Based Medicine
- 10:23 Campaign
- PubMed Database
- Save Yourself
- Science-Based Pharmacy
- Weighty Matters