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Newfoundland and Labrador Chiropractic Board


Health and Community Services


Section 4 of the Chiropractors Act, 2009


No Remuneration


Responsible for governing licensed chiropractors in Newfoundland and Labrador.


The board consists of six members elected from and by chiropractors in accordance with the by-laws; and three members appointed by the minister who are not chiropractors who are suitable to represent the public interest.

Competency Profile:

Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Panel members can enhance the effectiveness of a Panel by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:

  • Strategic Management and Organizational Change
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Public Sector Administration
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Labour Relations
  • Executive Experience
  • Engineering Expertise
  • Education
  • Financial Expertise/Literacy
  • Legal Expertise


The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:

  • Interest in health care
  • General understanding of/ experience in professional self-regulation
  • Previous board experience
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • Flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions
  • Capable of a wide perspective on issues
  • Ability to listen and work as a team member
  • No direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • Strong reasoning skills

Time Commitments:

Board meetings usually take place every three months and last for two hours. An additional 1-2 hours in preparation for Board meetings is usually required. Board members may be required to be a member of at least one of the committees of the Board. The committees of the Board generally meet on an as needed basis which is typically not more than quarterly. Depending upon the nature of the work, committees may meet more often. In addition, members are required to attend the Board’s Annual General Meeting, any education sessions and strategic planning sessions.


A member may be appointed for a term of three years and is eligible to be re-elected, but will not serve as a member for more than nine consecutive years. Where the term of office of a member of the board expires and a successor has not been appointed, the member may continue to hold office until reappointed or replaced.

Vacancy Profile:

The Newfoundland and Labrador Chiropractic Board is seeking to fill up to 2 positions to represent the public interest.  Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile above and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Cuff-Young, Ms. WandaMemberMinisterial2015-10-292018-10-28

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