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.