A chiropractor is a member of a regulated health profession, regulated by the Newfoundland and Labrador Chiropractic Board (NLCB) under the Chiropractors Act, 2009. In order for anyone to practice as a chiropractor or use the title of “chiropractor” in Newfoundland and Labrador, an individual must meet the registration requirements of NLCB. These requirements include graduation from an accredited chiropractic college, successful completion of clinical competency and legislation and ethics examinations, and completion of an application and annual renewal for registration with the NLCB. Doctors of chiropractic complete a minimum of 7 years of post-secondary education before becoming registered with the NLCB. As well, as part of being a member of a self-regulated health profession, chiropractors are required to participate in life-long learning, which includes continuing education and professional development, self-assessment and peer and practice assessment.
Chiropractors are authorized to use the title of “Doctor” in providing patient care and communicate a diagnosis within their regulated scope of practice.