How NLOA protects the Public Interest

How NLOA protects the Public Interest


NLOA  sets  requirements for entry to the manual  osteopathy profession, registers osteopathic manual
practitioners,sets standards of practice and guidelines for professional practice, monitors competence
of  its  members through a quality assurance program, investigates complaints and  reports   against
osteopathic manual practitioners who are its members and disciplines those members who have committed
acts of professional misconduct or who are incompetent or incapacitated.Before being allowed to become
a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Osteopathic Association, an osteopathic manual practitioner
must:

  • Graduate from an accredited osteopathy school which offers manual osteopathic education that is
    compliant with the Benchmarks in Training in Osteopathy published by the World Health Organization
    (WHO) in 2010. which requires that the osteopathic education be a minimum of 4200 hours for
    students with no prior health education or 2000 hours for students with prior health education, 1000
    hours of which must be on clinical training. Students are encouraged to contact the Association if they
    require information about osteopathic education in Canada.

  • Pass licensing examinations as set by the Newfoundland and Labrador Osteopathic Association.

  • Obtain malpractice insurance (must carry a minimum of $1,000,000 in general and liability insurance).

  • Obtain a certificate in level C first aid and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults and children.

  • Provide a criminal record check .


**Applicants must also meet the requirements of Employment and Immigration Canada and
demonstrate a reasonable fluency in either English or French.