The government may directly regulate the occupations or delegate that authority to another organization, i.e. regulatory body. A regulatory body (regulatory authority or regulator) sets the standards and regulates how people practice as members of an occupation. Everyone who practices within a regulated occupation must register with the regulatory body. The Fair Registration Practices Act (FRPA; the Act) governs the process a regulatory body follows to register a person who applies to practice as a member of that occupation. FRPA states that registration must follow a fair procedure and be transparent, objective, and impartial. The Act applies to 50 regulatory bodies in Nova Scotia, covering over 58 occupations and 65 designated trades.
2014 Fair Registration Practice Act Review Report
Summary: In the summer of 2014 the College underwent a FRPA review to determine if our policies and processes were consistent with the provincial legislation. The final report result indicated that CLPNNS exceeds expectations for meeting requirements for Fair Registration Practices Act (FRPA). Click HERE to read the full report.