We are here to:


  • Assist with ethical issues in your practice
  • General questions regarding private practice
  • Networking nationally with the OT community
  • Mentoring clinical challenges and private practice matters


  • Private practitioners on OTASA Standing committees:
  • Ethical committee
  • Publications
  • Coding and procedures
  • Education (Occupational science/education:  research)
  • Research – treatment protocols


  • Providing assistance and funding for practical evidence based studies support and funding in private practice.


We aim to:

  • Promote the ethics of the profession – assist the OTASA Ethical committee
  • Promote high standard of professional behavior
  • Representation on standing committees and branches
  • Advance aspects of continuous professional education pertaining to the private practitioner, by offering courses, which promote a high standard of therapeutic intervention and efficient practice management
  • Maintain a directory of private practitioners, in conjunction with the OT Office
  • Publish newsletters to disseminate news
  • Promote co-operation amongst Occupational Therapists in private practice and other allied professionals
  • Promote mentorship
  • Re-evaluate and promote minimum standards
  • Clarify and put into writing as part of the standing orders - job descriptions of the executive members
  • Establish and maintain communication with board and branch members.
  • Support and encourage OT’s to take ownership of their own ethical position, to read applicable ethical documents for themselves and to generate discussions at their respective branch meetings
  • Actively involve new OT’s as co-opted members of board / executive committees, to familiarize themselves continually with the information and governing structures, in order to effectively take over in the next term of office and ensure constant growth and continuity for OT’s in Private practice