C-26, r. 117 - Regulation respecting the standards for diploma equivalence or training equivalence for the issue of a permit by the Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec

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chapter C-26, r. 117
Regulation respecting the standards for diploma equivalence or training equivalence for the issue of a permit by the Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec
ERGOTHÉRAPEUTES — PROFESSIONAL CODE — STANDARDS FOR DIPLOMA EQUIVALENCE
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 93, pars. c and c.1).
C-26
September 1 2012
Replaced, Décision 2012-03-19, 2012 G.O. 2, 2067; eff. 2012-05-10, see c. C-26, r. 116.1.
DIVISION I
GENERAL
1. This Regulation applies to every person who does not hold a diploma giving access to the permit of the Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec and who applies for the recognition of a diploma issued by an educational institution situated outside Québec as equivalent for the purpose of obtaining a permit.
It also applies to every person who neither holds a diploma giving access to the Order’s permit nor a diploma issued by an educational institution situated outside Québec that may be recognized as equivalent under this Regulation and who applies for the recognition of training received in Québec or elsewhere as equivalent to the diploma giving access to the permit, for the purpose of obtaining that permit.
O.C. 1262-2000, s. 1.
2. In this Regulation,
“diploma giving access to the permit” means a diploma recognized by regulation of the Government as giving access to the permit of the Order, made under the first paragraph of section 184 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26);
“diploma equivalence” means the recognition by the Order, that a diploma issued by an educational institution situated outside Québec certifies that a candidate’s level of knowledge and skills is equivalent to the level that may be attained by the holder of a diploma giving access to the permit;
“training equivalence” means the recognition by the Order, that a candidate’s training has enabled him to attain a level of knowledge and skills equivalent to the level that may be attained by the holder of a diploma giving access to the permit.
O.C. 1262-2000, s. 2; O.C. 733-2009, s. 1.
3. The secretary of the Order shall forward a copy of this Regulation to a person applying for a diploma or training equivalence for the purposes of obtaining a permit from the Order.
O.C. 1262-2000, s. 3.
DIVISION II
STANDARDS FOR EQUIVALENCE OF DIPLOMAS
4. A person holding a diploma in occupational therapy issued by an educational institution situated outside Québec shall be granted a diploma equivalence if that diploma was issued upon completion of university studies comprising the equivalent of the number of credits required by Québec universities to obtain a degree conferring the right to practise the profession. Each credit corresponds to 15 hours of theory and 30 hours of practice, or 45 hours of supervised clinical practicum. The credits shall be distributed as described in Schedule I and shall cover each of the identified subjects. In addition, the diploma thus obtained shall be accessible only to candidates with a collegial training or the equivalent.
O.C. 1262-2000, s. 4.
5. Notwithstanding section 4, where the diploma for which equivalence is applied was obtained 5 years or more prior to the application, a diploma equivalence shall be denied if the knowledge acquired by the person no longer corresponds, taking into account developments in the profession, to the knowledge which, at the time of the application, is being taught in a program of study leading to a diploma recognized as giving access to the permit.
In such a case, training may be recognized as equivalent in accordance with section 6, if the training received by the person since then has enabled him to attain the required level of knowledge.
O.C. 1262-2000, s. 5.
DIVISION III
STANDARDS FOR EQUIVALENCE OF TRAINING
6. A person shall be granted a training equivalence if he has, at the end of at least 5 years full-time or 8,750 hours relevant work experience in occupational therapy, a level of knowledge and skills equivalent to the level that may be acquired by a holder of a diploma recognized as giving access to the permit.
O.C. 1262-2000, s. 6.
7. Notwithstanding section 6, where the training for which equivalence is applied was completed 5 years or more before the application, equivalence shall be denied if the knowledge and skills acquired by the person no longer correspond, taking into account developments in the profession, to the knowledge and skills which, at the time of the application, are acquired after a program of study leading to a diploma recognized as giving access to the permit.
O.C. 1262-2000, s. 7.
8. In appraising the training presented in support of an application for training equivalence, the Order shall take the following factors into account, in particular:
(1)  type and years of experience;
(2)  type of courses taken and course content;
(3)  clinical practicum served in occupational therapy under supervision;
(4)  total years of education; and
(5)  the fact that the candidate holds one or more diplomas issued in Québec or elsewhere.
O.C. 1262-2000, s. 8; O.C. 733-2009, s. 2.
DIVISION IV
PROCEDURE FOR RECOGNITION OF EQUIVALENCE
9. A person who, for the purpose of obtaining a permit of the Order, must be granted a diploma or training equivalence shall provide the secretary of the Order with the following documents and information:
(1)  an application in writing to that effect, along with the filing of study fees prescribed pursuant to paragraph 8 of section 86.0.1 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26);
(2)  his academic record, with a detailed description of the courses taken, the number of course hours completed or credits obtained, and an official transcript of the marks obtained;
(3)  a true copy of the diplomas he holds;
(4)  a true copy of his act of birth or, failing that, a copy of his passport;
(5)  where applicable, an official document issued by the educational institution or competent authority, attesting to the candidate’s participation in and successful completion of any clinical practicum in occupational therapy;
(6)  where applicable, an official document attesting to his relevant work experience in occupational therapy, with a description thereof;
(7)  where applicable, an official document attesting to any additional training received during the last 5 years, with a description thereof; and
(8)  where applicable, any information related to the factors that the Order may take into account pursuant to section 8.
Where documents submitted in support of an application for recognition of an equivalence are written in a language other than French or English, they shall be accompanied by a translation in French. The translation shall be certified true to the original by a member of the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec or by an authorized consular or diplomatic representative.
O.C. 1262-2000, s. 9; O.C. 733-2009, s. 3.
10. The secretary of the Order sends the documents and information prescribed in section 9 to a committee formed by the board of directors of the Order, in accordance with paragraph 2 of section 86.0.1 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26), for the purpose of examining applications for equivalence and deciding, as the case may be,
(1)  to recognize a diploma or training equivalence; or
(2)  not to recognize a diploma or training equivalence.
The committee is composed of persons other than members of the board of directors of the Order.
For the purpose of making an appropriate decision, the committee may require that the applicant undergo an assessment of competence including an interview, a situation scenario, an examination, a training period or a combination of those measures.
O.C. 1262-2000, s. 10; O.C. 733-2009, s. 4.
11. The committee informs the person concerned in writing of its decision by sending the decision by registered mail, within 30 days of the date on which the decision was made.
Where the committee decides not to recognize the equivalence applied for, it must inform the person in writing of the programs of study leading to a diploma giving access to the permit or any complementary training, supervised clinical training sessions or examinations which if successfully completed within the allotted time would enable the person to be granted the equivalence.
O.C. 1262-2000, s. 11; O.C. 733-2009, s. 4.
12. The person informed of the committee’s decision not to recognize the equivalence applied for may apply for a review by the board of directors of the Order.
The person must apply for a review in writing to the secretary of the Order within 30 days of receipt of the decision. The board of directors of the Order must, before making a decision in respect of the application, allow the person to make submissions.
For that purpose, the secretary of the Order informs the person of the date, place and time of the meeting of the board of directors of the Order where the application will be examined, by means of a written notice sent by registered mail at least 15 days before the date set for the meeting.
A person who wishes to make submissions in person at the meeting must notify the secretary of the Order in writing at least 10 days before the date scheduled for the meeting. The person may also send written submissions to the secretary of the Order at any time before the date scheduled for the meeting.
The board of directors of the Order has 90 days from the date of receipt of the application for review to make its decision.
O.C. 1262-2000, s. 12; O.C. 733-2009, s. 4.
12.1. The decision of the board of directors of the Order made pursuant to section 12 is final and must be sent to the person by registered mail within 30 days of the date on which the decision was made.
O.C. 733-2009, s. 4.
13. (Omitted).
O.C. 1262-2000, s. 13.
14. (Omitted).
O.C. 1262-2000, s. 14.

Minimum credits or
Subjects hours required

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(1) BASIC SCIENCES 29 credits

Anatomy 8
- gross anatomy
- musculoskeletal system
- neuroanatomy

Physiology 5

- gross physiology
- neurophysiology

Pathology 8

- gross pathology
- psychopathology

Kinesiology 3

- human motion, motor system
and biomechanical

Human development 2

- theory of development
(children, adults, elderly)
- stages of child development
(cognitive-psychomotor-affective)
- barriers to adult development

Psychology/sociology 3

- basic concepts

(2) SCIENCES OF OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPY INTERVENTION 38 credits

Models and frames of reference 6

Models
In particular:
- human occupation, occupational
performance, ICIDH

Frames of reference
In particular:
- humanist, developmental,
psychoanalytic, systemic

Analysis of activities 3

- components, therapeutical
potential and adaptation

Occupational therapy with
various clienteles (children,
adults, elderly) in the fields
of mental and physical health
24

- assessment
- treatment planning
- follow-up

Environment 5

- technology and technical aids
- health promotion
- community intervention

(3) RESEARCH METHODS 5 credits

Statistics and methodology

(4) MANAGEMENT 2 credits

Professionalism, ethics
Health care system
Management skills


(5) CLINICAL TRAINING 1,000 hours

Supervised practicum with
various clienteles (children-
adults-elderly) in the field of
mental and physical health


- assessment
- intervention
O.C. 1262-2000, Sch. I.
REFERENCES
O.C. 1262-2000, 2000 G.O. 2, 5263
S.Q. 2008, c. 11, s. 212
O.C. 733-2009, 2009 G.O. 2, 1888