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.
For more information, got to the FRPA website or view their online newsletter.