Licensing in Saskatchewan
Chiropractic has been a self-governing profession in Saskatchewan since 1943 with its own legislation. The current law, The Chiropractic Act, 1994, and its bylaws stipulate that chiropractors must put the health and well being of the public at the heart of everything they do. The primary duty of the Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan (CAS) is to ensure that chiropractors comply with the Act and bylaws, and ensure the public is provided with safe and effective chiropractic care.
By law, every province requires chiropractors to earn a license before they are granted the privilege of treating the public. To be licensed, chiropractors must graduate from an accredited chiropractic educational program and pass stringent national examinations, administered by the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB), as well as a provincial exam. They must also provide proof of good character and, where it applies, good standing in jurisdictions where they have practiced previously.
How does one get a license to practice in Saskatchewan?
To apply for a license to practice in Saskatchewan please contact the CAS Registrar
IS INCORPORATION FOR YOU?
Under Saskatchewan’s The Professional Corporations Act, chiropractors may choose to incorporate their practices. Please consult with your lawyer or accountant to see if incorporation is appropriate for you.
Approve Professional Corporation name
The professional corporation name must contain the words “Professional Corporation” or the abbreviation “Prof. Corp” or “P.C.” as part of the name of a professional corporation and must contain words to appropriately depict that the professional corporation is engaged in the business of providing chiropractic professional services such as: Chiropractic, Chiropractor or D.C.
Acceptable corporation names (examples):
- Smith Chiropractor Professional Corporation
- Dr. Z. Chiropractic P.C. Inc. or Ltd.
- Dr. A., D.C. Professional Corporation
Documents to familiarize yourself with:
Review incorporation documents
Submit your completed incorporation documents and fee to the Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan, Attention Registrar:
Articles of Incorporation
Certification of Incorporation
Applicable fee (Fee for a new incorporation is $175.00; Fee for a renewal of a corporation is $125.00)
Approve and issue a professional corporation permit
Once the professional corporation documents are approved by the Registrar, it is entered into the CAS Corporate Registry and issued a permit.
Rejection of a professional corporation
Where an application for renewal of a permit is refused, the Registrar of the association shall send notice of that fact to the professional corporation.
Annual Renewal for permit
The permit for the professional corporation must be renewed every year by submitting the following required forms and fee to the Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan no later than December 31:
Professional Corporation Annual Return or Profile;
Applicable renewal fee. (Fee for renewal of a corporation is $125.00)
The Registrar may request additional information relating to application for renewal of annual permit by a professional corporation, and may refuse renewal of a permit until that information is provided.
Failure to renew your professional corporation permit
If the necessary documents do not reach the Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan on or before December 31, the following will happen:
The permit of the professional corporation to practice chiropractic will not be restored until a restoration fee of $175 is paid to the Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan, in addition to the annual renewal fee; and,
The professional corporation may be unable to invoice for professional services until the permit of the professional corporation is restored. This may have significant tax implications for the chiropractor involved.
Expiry of Permit
Upon expiry of the permit, the corporation will lose its status as a chiropractic professional corporation but can continue to exist as an ordinary corporation under The Business Corporations Act if the new shareholders wish the corporation to continue. In that event, the name of the corporation would have to be change by excluding any words that reference ‘chiropractic professional corporation’ and replacing them as per wording in The Business Corporations Act.
Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan
3420A Hill Avenue
Regina, SK S4S 0W9
All application documents must be received by the Registrar 90 days before the commencement of the preceptorship unless specifically exempted by the Registrar.