The Objectives of the CSOT
The Canadian Society of Orthopaedic Technologists was founded in 1972 to develop and administer a registration programme for the profession. The objectives of the Society are:
- To promote and develop training programmes for those persons interested in the profession of orthopaedic technology.
- To promote and maintain such professional standards as will make a constructive contribution to the science of medicine and the community.
- To encourage uniform training programmes and uniform examinations throughout Canada and work for the highest possible standards for the purpose of providing well qualified orthopaedic technologists for hospitals and medical clinics.
- To promote and facilitate cooperation between orthopaedic technologists and the medical profession, hospitals, related companies, and other agencies interested in orthopaedic technology, provided however, that the Society shall not do any act which shall constitute the unauthorized practice of medicine or any other profession under the laws of Canada and its province