Mandatory Declaration

Court or disciplinary decisions

If you have been declared guilty by a court of a criminal offence or by disciplinary body of another order in or outside Québec, you must so inform the Secretary of the Order in writing within 10 days of when you were informed of this court or disciplinary decision.

This obligation does not apply to decisions rendered by the Order’s Disciplinary Council, nor to judgments in family matters (e.g. divorce, maintenance payments, etc.).

For example, you are required to report the following decisions to the Order:

  • Decision of a criminal nature by a Canadian or foreign court (e.g. impaired driving);
  • Disciplinary decision by another professional order or regulatory body outside Québec that revokes your permit, strikes you from the membership roll or imposes a limitation on your practice,
  • Decision of a penal nature with respect to unauthorized use of the title or illegal practice of a profession.

To make a declaration to the Order, please complete Appendix C and send it by mail or email to the following address:

Secretary of the Order
Ordre des travailleurs sociaux
et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec

255 Crémazie Blvd. East, Suite 800
Montréal, Québec H2M 1L5

jfsavoie@otstcfq.org

 

Accusations relative to certain criminal offences

Since July 8, 2017, the Professional Code requires you to inform the Secretary of the Order of any prosecution for a criminal offence punishable by 5 years or more of imprisonment brought against you.  This application also applies to any charges brought before July 8, 2017 for which a judgment has not yet been rendered. If the Criminal Code stipulates that a term of imprisonment of 5 years or more is one of the sentences that could be imposed on you, you are obliged, as soon as the charge is filed, to notify the secretary of the Order within 10 days.

If the Syndic of the Order considers that the offence you are accused of is related to the practice of your profession, he or she can ask the Disciplinary Council to impose a suspension or a provisional limitation on your right to practice.

To make a declaration to the Order, please complete Appendix C and send it by mail or email to the following address:

Secretary of the Order
Ordre des travailleurs sociaux
et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec

255 Crémazie Blvd. East, Suite 800
Montréal, Québec H2M 1L5

jfsavoie@otstcfq.org

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