Members of NLOA
There are three classes of categories of registration General, Inactive, Retired. Members holding a
General (i.e., active) Certificate of Registration must comply with NLOA regulations, standards of practice,
policies and guidelines, as well as all Quality Assurance (QA) programs.
NLOA views Quality Assurance as an important step in ensuring the public of Newfoundland and Labrador
receive competent and ethical manual osteopathic care.
Standards of Practice
Covering a variety of subjects, standards of practice guide members of the Newfoundland and Labrador
Osteopathic Association in manual osteopathic care and ensure the quality of the osteopathy profession.
They also promote continuing competence among NLOA members.
Policies aim to help members understand their professional responsibilities, clarify and interpret regulations,
and state NLOA’s position on a variety of topics.
Guidelines provide advice, recommendations and guidance to members. Guidelines are easy to implement
and to quicker to change because they only require approval by Council.
The Quality Assurance (QA) responsibility includes protection of the public, and developing programs to
assist in establishing, maintaining and improving the base line standards of knowledge, skill and competency
of NLOA members.
Objectives of the Quality Assurance Program.
- To assure the quality of the practice of the osteopathy profession.
- To promote continuing evaluation, competence and improvement in the quality of care provided by
- To develop, establish and maintain standards of osteopathy practice.
- To achieve improved patient outcomes.