Reopening with COVID-19

The Government of Nova Scotia announced that self-regulated health professions, whose practice was restricted under the order of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (March 23, 2020), a date to resume non-urgent/elective practice.

Private practice occupational therapists may resume non-urgent/elective services on June 5, 2020, if they meet specific, approved requirements outlined by the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia.

These requirements are indicated in our approved plan created in collaboration with other health regulators and health associations. All requirements in this plan must be completed before reopening. The plan also contains a checklist for use for occupational therapists to ensure compliance with the reopening plan. 

Please follow this link to a final version of the Reopening Plan.  Reopening with COVID-19 Plan

For questions regarding this plan, please contact the Registrar (