Council Policies are general rules or principals, or statements of intent or direction, which provides guidance and defines the goals the Council has set for itself. Council Policies are created by the Council.
As a member of the NSCC, you must keep aware of any updated changes to the regulations, policies, guidelines and standards of practice. Please remember that you must act professionally and ethically at all times. The following represents standards of practice for the Chiropractic profession in Nova Scotia. These standards of practice are set by the Board.
The Code of Ethics and Conduct are general guidelines to assist members in maintaining proper standards of professional conduct and in understanding scope of practice issues. They are developed by the Board, subject to the approval of the College.
Every practicing chiropractor must complete a minimum of 24 hours of Board approved Continuing Education in every two-year period. Also, of the total twenty-four (24) hours needed, a maximum of twelve (12) hours can come from long distance learning. Of the twenty-four (24) hours of approved continued education needed every two (2) years, a maximum of twelve (12) hours can be from Category "B" courses.
Please obtain a list of pre-approved seminars or contact the Continuing Education Approval Committee prior to attending a seminar to determine if the course will be accepted for continuing education hours. For information, contact the Chair of the CE Approval Committee.
The PACE program is an initiative of the FCLB - Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, which pre-approves CE courses. In Nova Scotia, we have agreed to accept PACE approved courses. To learn more about the PACE program, click here.
All licensed Nova Scotia chiropractors are required to participate in the peer assessment process at least once every five years. New members must participate in this process during their first year of practice.
Practice visits are conducted by the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors Peer Assessment Committee and include specific evaluation of:
- Patient records
- General office (signage, etc.)
- All other Standards of Practice that relate to the day-to-day operation of the facility
If any matter of concern or evidence of breach of a Standard of Practice arises during a practice visit it is referred to the NSCC's Registrar for further investigation.