PEI Occupational Therapy Registration BoardHistory

1974

  • First draft of the Registered Occupational Therapists Act brought before the Prince Edward Island (PEI) Legislature.
  • 3 Occupational Therapists registered to practice.

1975

  • Registered Occupational Therapists Act and Regulations are passed in the PEI Legislature.
  • PEI Association of Occupational Therapists (PEIAOT) formed as licensing body for Occupational Therapists practicing in province.

1985

  • 18 Occupational Therapists practicing on Prince Edward Island.

1988

  • Registered Occupational Therapists Act revised and proclaimed in the Provincial Legislature.

1996

  • Registered OT Act RSPEI 1988 repealed.
  • Major revision to the Occupational Therapists Act proclaimed July 1.
  • Licensing body (PEI AOT) becomes the PEI Occupational Therapists Registration Board (PEIOTRB).

1997

  • PEIOTRB represented at National Regulatory meetings.

2005

  • PEIOTRB Logo created and adopted.
  • PEIOTRB Website launched.
  • PEIOTRB collaborates with Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) to begin a 5 year project to build a national Occupational Therapists Human Resources Data Project.

2006

  • Online database created as part of Department of Health project funded by Health Canada.
  • 36 Occupational Therapists registered to practice.

2007

  • Phase 1 of national project to assist with the evaluation of Internationally Educated Occupational Therapist s(IEOTs) seeking registration in Canada initiated.

2008

  • Phase 2 of IEOT Project initiated.

2010

  • HRSDC funds 5 year Harmonization project for ACOTRO to continue its collaborative efforts and complete the final Phase of a Pan-Canadian initiative aimed at implementing a common assessment approach for the qualification recognition and competence based assessment of IEOTs.

2011

  • New and updated website launched. Website committee formed.

2012

  • 53 Occupational Therapists registered to practice.

2014

  • PEIOTRB hired its first paid employee, Heather Cutcliffe, as Registrar.
  • 60 Occupational Therapists registered to practice in PEI.
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