What is the NSCC

The Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors (NSCC) is the self-regulating body for the province’s Chiropractic profession. The system of professional self-regulation is a great responsibility and privilege granted by provincial law and entrusted to the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors to administer in the interest of the public.


All chiropractors in Nova Scotia must be members of the NSCC in order to practice Chiropractic in the province.


The NSCC has two administrative arms.  The first arm is the Board, which deals with public protection, regulatory matters and legislation.  The second arm is the Council, which is dedicated to public awareness, education and promotion of the Chiropractic profession in Nova Scotia. 


To visit the website for the Council of the NSCC, please click here. 


Who We Are

The Board governs, controls and administers the regulatory and administrative affairs of the College.  It also serves to provide direction for the profession in matters of public interest.  The role of the Board, as well as its authority and powers, is set out in the Chiropractic Act.


The Board is comprised of eight elected chiropractors and two public members appointed by the Nova Scotia Government.  


The Board functions include:

  • Policy and Standards Development
  • Credentials Verification
  • Registration
  • Practitioner Assessment
  • Complaints and Investigation
  • Hearings and Discipline
  • Continuing Education Standards
  • Advertising Approval



Protecting the Public

The Board of the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractic (NSCC) takes the responsibility of protecting and serving the public very seriously. We are committed to maintaining a high standard of quality, professional conduct and competency in the practice of chiropractic.



The following acts and regulations are linked from the Government of Nova Scotia regulatory website:

The Board of the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors ensures protection of the public through enforcement of the above stated acts and regulations set forth by the Province of Nova Scotia. 


Chiropractic Act

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.