Welcome to Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) Policy page, which provides ready access to the most up-to-date policies and procedures for NSHA.

If your area/facility uses paper copies of policies, ensure you are using the most up-to-date version by checking on this site regularly. Only the digital copy of a policy is considered the original.

It's important to remember:

  • Once a NSHA Policy has been approved, it will be the applicable policy for all services, programs and facilities.
  •  Until new/applicable policies are developed for NSHA, refer ONLY to those that previously applied within your former DHA.

Refer to NSHA Policy Framework AD-AO-001 for further information.

To search for a specific policy or procedure:

  • use the navigation links on the top or on the left-side of the page
  • click the Policy Search icon to search using a key word/phrase
  • click the Policy Manuals icon to search through the individual manuals

If you are considering developing policy, go to the Policy Development Centre on the NSHA Intranet OR contact the Policy Office at policy.office@nshealth.ca.

Contact Information


NSHA Policy Office (general email)

Queries will be addressed between 8 am and 4:00 pm - Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.