COVID-19 UPDATE - March 24, 2020

ORDER BY THE MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH S.32 of the HEALTH PROTECTION ACT

On March 24th, a Health Protection Act order was issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.  This order has implications for practicing occupational therapists in Nova Scotia.  Occupational therapists must understand and comply with this order.

Under this order, section 20(a) except physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses and paramedics,  all self-regulated health professions engaged in private practice may provide in-person emergency or urgent care services and may provide virtual care for non-emergency/elective care within their scope of practice as established by their governing College.

Please view the order here.