Members of the Yukon Osteopathic Association must have either completed or are in the process of completing their education at an educational institution in Canada that meets the benchmarks set by the World Health Organization.
Professional Members of the YOA are graduates from their educational institution and are maintaining an osteopathic practice in the Yukon.
Student Members of the YOA are in the process of obtaining their education and may or may not be maintaining a student manual therapy practice in the Yukon.
Associate Members of the YOA are those Osteopathic Manual Practitioners who support the YOA despite not maintaining a practice in the Yukon.
All professional members of the YOA have a minimum of 4 years of osteopathic education which include both classroom and practical training.
All members of the YOA are required to meet the following criteria for membership application and renewal:
- Meet the above education standards criteria
- Hold valid professional malpractice and liability coverage
- Adhere to the YOA Bylaws and Standards of Practice & Code of Conduct
- Comply to the laws of the Yukon
- Satisfy the annual Continuing Education requirements of the YOA
All student members of the YOA must be attending an osteopathic educational institution that meets the educational requirements for professional membership.
An associate member must have the qualifications of a professional member but does not have to maintain an osteopathic practice in the Yukon. The associate member must adhere to the laws and regulations regarding their scope of practice in accordance to the province/country in which they practice.
The YOA Standards of Practice and Professional Code of Conduct contains all the standards and codes required of osteopathic manual practitioners to abide by in their practice. These standards and codes ensure patient wellbeing, protection, and the ethical practice of osteopathy. A copy of the SOP and COC are available by contacting the association.
Members of the YOA are required to complete Continuing Professional Development Credits in order to keep current and grow professionally. A list of the categories eligible for CPU credits is available by contacting the association.
The YOA is growing! If you are a student of osteopathy or an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner in the Yukon and meet the member criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please view the downloadable membership package and contact us with any questions.
1st Year Student
Canadian Academy of Osteopathy
PO Box 31273, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5P7, CA
References to osteopathy refer to the manual therapy set out by founder A.T. Still. The YOA regulates the entry of its members to the association and not the profession of osteopathy.