Occupational Therapists are University trained and regulated health professionals whose approach is based on research which proves that an individual's ability to engage in occupation increases health and well being.

Occupational Therapists have...

ü Graduated from an accredited university programme with a four year baccalaureate degree in occupational therapy or a master's          degree in occupational therapy.

ü Successfully completed a minimum of 1000 hours of fieldwork education.

ü Successfully passed the certification examination administered by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, or met              provincial registration qualifications.

ü Occupational Therapists are experts, recognized by the government and consumers for evaluating and promoting performance in          daily occupations.

ü Revenue Canada recognizes occupational therapy as a tax deductible medical expense.

ü Occupational therapists are recognized by Revenue Canada to authorize disability tax credits for persons with a physical disability.

ü Occupational therapists are recognized by Revenue Canada to authorize income tax deductions for therapy services provided to             persons with a physical disability by a nonregulated health provider.

ü Occupational therapists are authorized to prescribe assistive devices such as wheelchairs, mobility devices, and communication             aids in provinces with provincial assistive device funding programmes.

ü Authorization by an occupational therapist is required by many consumer organizations for co-funding the purchase of assistive             devices.

ü The credentials of occupational therapists are recognized by provincial governments for assessing mental health competency.

ü Occupational therapy driving evaluations are recognized by provincial governments for assessing an individual's ability to safely              operate a motor vehicle.


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