Practice Standards and Guidelines

Code of Ethics

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.

Guide to the Code of Ethics

 Essential Competencies of Practice

The Essential Competencies of Practice describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are required for an occupational therapist to practice safely, effectively, and ethically in any province.

They are intended to constitute the platform for developing entry to practice requirements and continuing competency requirements.

The Essential Competentices of Practice were accepted by COTNS to replace the previous "Standards of Practice" for occupational therapists in Nova Scotia.

Practice Guideline: Client Records (Documentation)

Practice Guideline: Consent

Practice Guideline: Assigning Service Components to Support Personnel