The Board of the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors

To protect the public through enforcement of the legislation and standards

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 Policies

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.

Board Guidelines

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.