A Nova Scotia-based chiropractor has surrendered her license following scrutiny over her views on the effectiveness of vaccines. The Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors’ website says Dena Churchill entered a settlement agreement with the college. Furthermore, she now admits to being “professionally incompetent as a result of incompetence arising out of mental incapacity.”
There will no longer be a hearing over the matter.
The settlement claims Churchill underwent psychological assessment in the fall. She will also pay $6,000 as a fine.
Churchill operated the Oxford Chiropractic Inc. until it was shut down in the fall. She is known for posting information regarding the subject of autism and vaccines. She was investigated by regulators last May regarding her social media claims.
“I would think that for any regulator to essentially remove the ability for someone to work with a license, it should be arduous for the regulator to be able to do that.” The college’s executive director, John Sutherland, said.
Churchill still faces a professional misconduct hearing in May.