As per the Health Professions Act (2010), a separate college is established for each health profession designated under the Act.

As the regulator, the NLCHP regulates the practice of each health profession including monitoring compliance with qualifications for registration and continuing education. The NLCHP assists persons in exercising their rights under the Act, including responding to allegations or complaints about a health professional’s practice. The NLCHP promotes relations with the colleges, health professionals and the public as well as promotes inter-professional collaboration among the colleges.

Each health profession’s college remains focused on establishing education and registration requirements, and articulating entry to practice requirements, scope of practice, code of ethics and standards of practice for their profession.

Together, the NLCHP and the colleges, ensure that there are competent health professionals providing quality care to the public.

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