Collaborative Osteopathic Association in Nova Scotia

Our Mission

The COANS is committed to rigorous professional standards and membership criteria. It ensures patient safety by representing practitioners with the highest level of manual osteopathic training. The COANS stands by the quality of its membership and is committed to protecting the patient community in providing reliable, affordable and effective osteopathic care.

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      Transparency, Responsibility,
      Safety & Ethics

      The COANS and it’s membership put these tenets first.

      Transparency in education and affiliation

      Responsibility to the laws of Nova Scotia

      Safety in osteopathic treatment

      Ethical practice above all

      Trust in Practitioners who are COANS Approved!

      Minimum 4,200 Hours in Comprehensive Education

      – Completed in not less than 4 years

      Valid Liability & Malpractice Insurance

      COANS Standards of Practice

      1,000 Hours SUPERVISED Clinical Training & Practice

      – In a Dedicated Clinical Environment that is insured

      – Supervised by Professional Osteopathic Manual Practitioners

      Mandatory Continuing Education

      Red Flags & Ethics Re-certifications

      Clear Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Check

      Fraud Prevention Education

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