Registration and Licensing Review Committee

An important part of our work is accomplished through regulatory committees that are established to help fulfill our mandate of public protection. Our regulatory committees function at arm’s length from our day-to-day work and include volunteer nurses and members of the public who make objective decisions related to the registration and licensing, practice and conduct of nurses in Nova Scotia.    

The Registration and Licensing Review Committee, upon request by an applicant or registrant, the committee reviews the registration and/or licensure that was refused, or had conditions or restrictions imposed. Based on review of the evidence, the committee will communicate the reasons for its decision to the applicant or registrant.

This committee must include at minimum 8 LPNs, 12 RNs, 4 NPs and 8 public representatives.


  • Jennifer Ross (Chair)
  • Sandra Beumer RN
  • Anne Boutilier LPN
  • Trudy Campbell NP
  • Debbie Cantwell RN
  • Jennifer Carr LPN
  • Kim Clark RN
  • David Coles
  • Amanda D’Entremont LPN
  • Cheryl Ernst LPN
  • Kymberly Franklin
  • Kelli Lynn Goudey LPN
  • Agniezka Grabowska-Comeau RN
  • Ethel Gunn RN
  • Linda Hale RN
  • Linda Hutchins RN
  • Susan Johnson RN
  • Kimberley Lamarche NP
  • Nancy Luedee LPN
  • Jennifer MacDougall RN
  • Theresa MacNeil RN
  • Loretta Manning
  • John McNeil
  • Wendy Miles RN
  • Aprill Negus NP
  • Tracey Polley LPN
  • Caroline Power RN
  • Vanessa Quigley RN
  • Jennifer Riis NP
  • Elaine Rivers
  • Gail Robicheau LPN
  • Jennifer Ross
  • David Samson
  • Marcia Saxe-Braithwaite RN
  • Brian Smith (Vice Chair)
  • Vivian Starkey LPN
  • Debra Theriault RN
  • Deb Vandewater RN 


In the spirit of transparency, we publish the terms of reference for each of our committees. The terms provide an in-depth look at the work and requirements of the committee. Click here to open the Registration and Licensing Review Committee Terms of Reference

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Did You Know?

This committee has the ability to make a formal judgment or decision about a disputed matter.