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About the association

The Nova Scotia Osteopathic Association (NSOA)’s main responsibilities include:

  1. Developing standards of admission to the profession of manual osteopathy in Nova Scotia;
  2. Establishing guidelines and standards for NSOA members’ conduct and practice;
  3. Developing programs to help Nova Scotia manual osteopaths maintain and improve their knowledge and skills;
  4. Investigating complaints and reports;
  5. Disciplining members who have committed acts of professional misconduct or who are incompetent or incapacitated.
 
 

Who We Are

Nova Scotia Osteopathic Association (NSOA) is a voluntary self-governing body, established by the manual osteopathy profession in Nova Scotia.

  1. NSOA is committed to improving the health and well-being of people of Nova Scotia by informing the public and assuring them of competent and ethical manual osteopathic care.
  2. NSOA examines, registers and supervises the manual osteopathy profession on a voluntary basis.
  3. NSOA sets requirements for entry to the manual osteopathy profession for its members, registers manual osteopaths as members, sets standards of practice and guidelines for professional practice of its members, monitors competence through a quality assurance program, investigates complaints against manual osteopaths who are its members and disciplines those members who have committed acts of professional misconduct or who are incompetent or incapacitated.

 

NSOA Mission

The Nova Scotia Osteopathic Association (NSOA) is committed to improving the health and well-being of people of Nova Scotia by assuring them of competent and ethical manual osteopathic care.

 
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Objectives

The Nova Scotia Osteopathic Association has the following objects:

  1. To supervise the practice of the manual osteopathy profession and to govern NSOA members in accordance with its policies and codes of ethic.
  2. To establish, maintain and develop standards of qualification for persons to be issued certificates of registration to practice as manual osteopaths in Nova Scotia.
  3. To establish, maintain and develop programs and standards of practice to assure the quality of the manual osteopathy profession.
  4. To establish, maintain and develop standards of knowledge and skill and programs to promote continuing evaluation, competence and improvement among the members.
  5. To establish, maintain and develop standards of professional ethics for members.
  6. To promote and enhance relations between NSOA and its members, key stakeholders, and the public.
  7. To establish, maintain and develop standards and programs to promote the ability of members to respond to changes in practice, environments, advances in technology and other emerging issues.
  8. Any other objects relating to human health care NSOA considers desirable.
 

NSOA Strategic Objectives

  1. Improve communication of the role, mandate and mechanism of Nova Scotia Osteopathic Association (NSOA) to key internal and external stakeholders.
  2. Strive for unity within the manual osteopathy profession in the public interest, while respecting the diversity within the profession.
  3. Optimize manual osteopathic services in the public interest.
  4. Continue to operate in a fiscally responsible manner: policy mandate met and priorities set and appropriately resourced (human and financial).
  5. Obtain government regulation and help the profession in making the manual osteopathy become a regulated health profession in Nova Scotia.