College of Occupational Therapists: Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Author: College of Occupational Therapists
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 68, Number 11, November 2005 , pp. 527-532(6)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:i. The College of Occupational Therapists' Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (hereinafter referred to as 'the Code') is produced by the College of Occupational Therapists (hereinafter referred to as 'the College') for and on behalf of the British Association of Occupational Therapists, the central organisation for occupational therapists throughout the United Kingdom (UK). The College of Occupational Therapists is the subsidiary organisation with delegated responsibility for the promotion of good practice and the prevention of malpractice.
ii. The title 'occupational therapist' is protected by law and can only be used by persons who have successfully completed an approved course leading to a diploma or degree in occupational therapy and who are eligible for registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC). All occupational therapists practising in the UK shall be registered with the Health Professions Council.
iii. This Code shall be used in conjunction with the HPC's current Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and the College's latest standards for professional practice in occupational therapy.
iv. Occupational therapy personnel* shall also comply with current laws and legislation, best practice standards as well as employers' reasonable policies and procedures.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2005
The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.
BJOT publishes research articles, critical reviews, practice analyses, opinion pieces, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews and an annual index. Please refer to the author's guide at http://www.cot.co.uk/british-journal-bjot/british-journal-occupational-therapy
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