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About Us

The Newfoundland and Labrador Osteopathic Association (NLOA)’s responsibilities include:Developing programs to help osteopathic manual practitioners maintain and
improve their knowledge and skills,Investigating complaints , Developing standards of admission to the osteopathy (manual) profession in Newfoundland and Labrador,
Establishing guidelines and standards for member’s conduct and practice , Disciplining members who are incapacitated or incompetent or have committed acts of
professional misconduct.


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Our Mission

The Newfoundland and Labrador Osteopathic Association (NLOA) is committed to improving the health and well-being of people of Newfoundland and Labrador by assuring them of competent and ethical osteopathic care.


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Strategic Objective

Improve communication of the role, mandate and mechanism of Newfoundland and Labrador Osteopathic Association (NLOA) to key internal and external stakeholders.Optimize osteopathic services in the public interest.

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Who We Are

NLOA is committed to improving the health and well-being of people of Newfoundland and Labrador by informing the public and assuring them of competent and ethical osteopathic care.


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Who we are

Newfoundland and Labrador Osteopathic Association (NLOA) is a self-governing body, established by the manual osteopathy profession in Newfoundland .


  • NLOA is committed to improving the health and well-being of people of Newfoundland and Labrador by informing the public and assuring them of competent and ethical osteopathic care.

  • NLOA examines, registers and supervises its members on a voluntary basis.

  • NLOA sets requirements for entry to the manual osteopathy profession for its members, registers osteopathic manual practitioners, sets standards of practice and guidelines for professional practice, monitors competence through a quality assurance program, investigates complaints against osteopathic manual practitioners who are its members and disciplines those members who have committed acts of professional misconduct or who are incapacitated or incompetent.


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Becoming a Member

A major responsibility of the Newfoundland and Labrador Osteopathic Association (NLOA) is to ensure that all applicants meet the requirements of registration and to issue certificates of registration to those applicants who meet the requirements of registration.


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