Personal Health Information Act
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Acts (or "Statutes" as they are often called) are laws enacted by the Nova Scotia Government. The Chiropractic Act sets out the laws that govern the profession of Chiropractic in Nova Scotia.
Regulations are laws. They outline rights, and create duties, obligations and responsibilities for the persons that are affected by them. They have the same binding legal effect as Statutes, but are made by persons or bodies to whom the Legislature has delegated its law-making power - such as the Governor in Council (the Lieutenant Governor acting on the advice of cabinet), or an administrative body.
Board Regulations are Regulations made pursuant to sections 6(2), 9, and 64(3) of the Chiropractic Act. They are made by the Board.
Board Policy and Guidelines
The Board Policies are general rules or principals, or statements of intent or direction, which provides guidance and defines the goals the Board has set for itself or for the College. Some Board Policies are made pursuant to the Chiropractic Regulations. Board Policies are created by the Board.
- Application for Licensure Following Working Outside of Canada
- Board Conflict of Interest
- Board Members and Council Committees
- Chiropractic Care of Animals
- Continuing Education
- Disposal of Paperwork for the Peer Assessment Process
- Implementation Policy for the Agreement on Internal Trade
- Independent Chiropractic Evaluations
- Legal and Other Assistance to Hearing Committee
- Neurological & Eye Exams
- NSCC Members Seeking Out-of-Province Registration
- Payment of Fees in Advance
- Peer Assessments
- Personal Health Information Act
- Pregnancy, Maternity, Paternity and Disability Leave
- Professional Liability Coverage
- Research Ethics
- Respecting the Complaint Administrative Process
- Satellite Clinics
- Sexual Abuse
- Temporary Registration Locum Chiropractor
- Temporary Registration Special Event
- Travel and Expenses
- Vaccination and Immunization
Board Guidelines exist to give guidance and direction to the membership. They are not official Board Policies but NSCC members are still encouraged to follow guidelines to ensure best practices are followed. Board Guidelines are created by the Board.
The Council By-laws are made pursuant to Section 93 of the Act. They consist of rules established to govern internal affairs of Council so that it may be able to attain its objectives and properly implement its powers. They are developed by the Council subject to the approval of the College.