The College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia (COTNS)

Our role is to ensure that the public receives safe, ethical and quality occupational therapy services.

We strive to maintain and build your confidence in the College and the occupational therapy profession by:

  • setting standards for practice and ethical conduct,
  • registering only those occupational therapists who meet established education and practice standards,
  • responding fairly to concerns and complaints raised about registrants' practice, and
  • supporting registrants’ continued competence.

    The Code of Ethics is a general guide, intended to provide registrants with information about the COTNS's expectations of ethical conduct of a therapist.

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COTNS - Guide to the Code of Ethics

 2016 Annual General Meeting

On behalf of the board, I would like to thank all the members who participated in the 2016 AGM.  We had a great turn out this year, having 55 members attend at Dalhousie and 71 members attend via Adobe connect, for a total of 126 members, which equates to 25% of the membership.

This year, we had 12 offsite gatherings across the province, with each site having between 12 to 2 members, along with all the individuals who connected, made the Adobe Connect a success.  We did have a glitch in our system and unfortunately our power point presentation was not able to be accessed, so I am including the presentation here for your perusal.

I would like to welcome our two new Board members Christine Bray and Jocelyn Brown, we look forward to working with you in September.

I would also like to congratulate the following attendance draw winners:

Ellen Johnson – Adobe Connect

Lynn Sheehan – Dalhousie




Resources for Occupational Therapists

Find everything you need for registering and practicing in Nova Scotia.

What is Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps people achieve satisfying, independent lives by identifying and addressing key factors that may be causing personal barriers. Functional abilities are assessed in consideration of physical, cognitive, emotional, social and environmental circumstances and then plans are developed. Occupational Therapists work directly or indirectly with clients in healthcare, community-based and private sector environments.