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To serve, to represent and to develop

To serve, to represent and to develop

To serve, to represent and to develop

Welcome to INSTOPP

INSTOPP is here to serve, represent and develop dynamic Occupational Therapists in Private Practice. We are here for you as an OT in your own practice!


Assist with ethical issues in your practice General questions regarding private practice


Private practitioners on OTASA Standing committees:
Ethical committee

About Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. (WFOT 2012)


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

Definition of“occupation”:

In occupational therapy, occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life. Occupations include things people need to, want to and are expected to do.

How to Become a Member

First you need be a member of OTASA in order to become a member of INSTOPP Read the attached form for membership of OTASA carefully – you have information there regarding payment details, membership benefits and other bodies that you can also get membership to.

The benefits of this membership are:

Members approach MPS with a wide range of professional queries and problems and have access, immediately, to advice from fellow professionals with specialist medicolegal knowledge. Members say how valuable it is to be sure of receiving independent confidential advice. Just talking through a problem may be enough to reassure you or confirm that your proposed course of action is correct. It might also prevent you doing something that has potentially disastrous consequences. Our Memorandum and Articles of Association sets out in formal terms the broad areas in which we can provide assistance to members. Our remit is to help you with medico-legal problems that arise from your clinical and professional practice. For example:


Complete indemnity If you face a negligence claim, we can help by providing a complete indemnity against legal costs and damages awarded against you. Currently, except in certain countries in the West Indies, there is no upper limit on


Occurrence-based indemnity Legal action for clinical negligence is rarely taken soon after the event. Typically, a claim will be made two or three years following the adverse incident or mishap. In some cases the claim may even be made decades


Good samaritan acts” In the unlikely event that you are sued as a result of a “good samaritan act”, you can apply for assistance from MPS, no matter where in the world the action is brought.


Legal representation MPS provides legal advice and representation to members in a wide range of circumstances – clinical negligence claims, disciplinary hearings, medical council investigations and proceedings, boards of inquiry,

contact us

Physical Address :
213 Richard Street Hatfield Pretoria 0028
South Africa

Contact Info :
El-lerisa Mahomed
Tel no:0123625457
Email: otoffice@uitweb.co.za

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