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Nova Scotia

NOVA SCOTIA COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTORS
Licensure Date: N/A

Directory page updated 1/19/2017

The Federation does not provide interpretation of the scope of practice laws or rules of any chiropractic licensing authority, nor can we provide specific details regarding licensing requirements.  The educational and testing requirements for each State or Province set forth in this Directory are intended as a general guide.  It is strongly recommended that anyone interested in becoming licensed in a particular State or Province contact the Board office or the Secretary of the respective board to secure current and complete details before matriculating in any school. 
Mr. John Sutherland, Executive Director
Dr. Janis Noseworthy, Registrar
For Information Contact:
502-5657 Spring Garden Road, Box 142
Halifax, NS B3J 3R4
CANADA

Time Zone: Atlantic
Office Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; M-F
Phone: (902) 407-4255
Fax: (902) 425-2441
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: inquiries@chiropractors.ns.ca

Web address: www.chiropractors.ns.ca
Exam Dates: Check with CCEB regarding dates for written cognitive and clinical skills exam. Provincial jurisprudence exam administered in Nova Scotia in the Spring and Fall; or by special arrangement at additional cost.
Application Deadline: Applications received 14 days prior to jurisprudence exam date.
Term: Annual
Criminal Background Check: Yes
Fingerprinting:
No
All fees in Canadian Dollars
Application fee: Included with provincial exam fee
Exam fee: Contact CCEB regarding fees, $150 to the province or $450 for special sitting
Initial license fee: $150 and dues
License Renewal fee: Varies with years in practice
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Yes - CMCC, Palmer College & D'Youville College
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 

License(s) Required for Practice: Registration - Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors
Optional Certification: At discretion of board
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Accepts PACE
Requirements: 24 hours of recognized continuing ed courses per 2 years
Distance Credits Allowed: 12 hours
Program Criteria: Board approved
Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes

Requires sexual boundaries training: No 
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: Mandatory Record Keeping course every five years.


CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT:
None
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: Nova Scotia Board examinations or approved examining body
US NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS
Part I: Not accepted
Part II: Not accepted
Part III (WCCE): Not accepted
Part IV: Not accepted
Physiotherapy: Not accepted
US NBCE SPEC:
Reciprocity/Endorsement: Not planning to use
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Not planning to use
Disciplinary Cases: Not planning to use
Impairment Review: Not planning to use
CANADIAN CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINING BOARD: Cognitive Skills and Clinical Skills examinations administered for the Province.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: No requirement for 4-year degree planned
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Currently accepting fully accredited CCE - Canada reciprocal institutions.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Schools with CCE Reciprocal Agreements accepted.

SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE:(Contact Province for precise definition by provincial law)
Chiropractic care includes the examination (may include diagnostic imaging), diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment of the spinal column, pelvis, extremities and associated tissues without the use of drugs or surgery. Treatment is administered principally by hand (primary manipulation as well as, but not limited to, soft tissue therapy) and when necessary, therapeutic modalities (such as muscle stimulation and ultrasound). Chiropractors may also utilize nutritional advice, lifestyle modifications, exercise prescription and ergonomic recommendations. The range of diagnostic and therapeutic services offered by Chiropractic is dynamic and will be modified by education, research, technological change and society’s evolving health care needs.

OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: Applicants must submit education/training information to the Board for recognition unless already accepted by CFCREAB.
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat practices: Yes
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Yes
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Terms listed
Peer Review: Board has direct authority per regulations and Act.
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Board does not regulate
NSCC members defined as Primary Health Care Providers: Yes

BOARD MEMBERS:
Dr. Cora-Lee Peddle, Chair
Dr. Chad Mykietiuk, Vice-Chair
Dr. Brad Lohrenz, Past Chair
Dr. Janis Noseworthy, Registrar                       
Dr. Alan Schneider, Secretary
Dr. Jans Ellefsen, Treasurer

Dr. Lauren Cormier, Director
Dr. Kristen Sutherland, Director
Mr. John Doyle, Public Member

Ms. Linda Hefler, Public Member
Mr. John Sutherland, Executive Director


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 1/17/2017: 152
Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 149
Inactive licenses: 2

New licenses: 6
Resident licenses: 149
Non-Resident licenses: 1
  

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