BILL NO. 63
3rd Session, 62nd General Assembly
65 Elizabeth II, 2016
Private Member's Bill
The Honourable Chris A. d'Entremont
First Reading: November 3, 2016
WHEREAS it is desirable to protect the public against unqualified individuals practising osteopathy;
(a) provide assurance to the public that individuals representing themselves as practising the profession of osteopathy have prescribed minimum qualifications, thereby protecting the public health and safety from harm; and(b) provide legal recognition to osteopathy as a health profession.
3 In this Act, "osteopathy" means a system of diagnosis, treatment and healthcare management based on the principle that the structure and function of the body are closely integrated and that a person's well-being is dependent upon the health of the body's various systems including, but not limited, to the musculoskeletal, neurological and visceral structures working in balance together.
4 No person shall engage in the practice of osteopathy or use the title "Osteopath", or any word, title or designation, abbreviated or otherwise, to imply that that person is engaged in the practice of osteopathy, unless that person(c) is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths.
6 Every person who contravenes this Act is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $15,000 for a first offence and not more than $30,000 for a second or subsequent offence.
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