About 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.

Click here for information on NSCC's COVID-19 Pandemic Practice Directive

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

Members of the Board

  • Chair – Dr. Lauren Cormier
  • Vice Chair – Dr. Michelle MacDonald
  • Past Chair – Dr. Cora-Lee Peddle
  • Registrar – Dr. Janis Noseworthy
  • Secretary – Dr. Alan Schneider
  • Treasurer – Dr. Jans Ellefsen 
  • Director – Dr. Keltie Warren
  • Director – Dr. Kim Ramsay Joseph
  • Public Member – Ms. Anne Wilcox
  • Public Member – Ms. Rilla Banks
  • Executive Director - John K. Sutherland

NSCC Peer Assessment Committee

  • Dr. Michelle MacDonald (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Alan Schneider (Co-Chair)

NSCC Continuing Education Committee

  • Dr. Eric Helson (Chair)

NSCC Advertising Approval Committee

  • Dr. Lauren Cormier(Chair)
  • Dr. Christine Fahie
  • Dr. Shannon Coffin
  • Ms. Anne Wilcox
  • Dr. Kelly McVarish

NSCC Credentials Committee

  • Past Registrar – Dr. Lisa Richard
  • Past Chair – Dr. Brad Lohrenz
  • Public Member – Ms. Anne Wilcox

NSCC Nominating Committee

  • Co-chair – Vice Chair of the Board
  • Co-chair – Vice President of Council
  • Chair of the Board
  • Past Chair of the Board
  • President of the Council
  • Past President of Council

NSCC Regulations & Policy Development Committee

  • Vice Chair – Dr. Michelle MacDonald
  • Registrar – Dr. Janis Noseworthy
  • Ms. Jillian Strugnell
  • Mr. John Sutherland – as required


FCC Representative

  • Dr. Janis Noseworthy

FCLB Representative

  • Dr. Janis Noseworthy

CCEB Representative

  • Dr. Janis Noseworthy

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.

Contact Us

Park Lane Terraces
604 - 5657 Spring Garden Rd.
Lobby Box 142
Halifax, NS B3J 3R4
Phone: 902-407-4255
Fax: 902-425-2441
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