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College Releases Review of Sexual Misconduct Investigations

The Canadian Centre for Legal Innovation in Sexual Assault Response (CCLISAR) has completed its independent review of the College’s processes regarding the investigation of sexual misconduct complaints against physicians.

“The College opened up its process to external experts for review. Our goal is to remove any barriers to reporting sexual misconduct and to reduce the unintended harms that can occur when investigating such allegations,” said Dr. Gus Grant, Registrar & CEO of the College. (READ MORE)

Full Report (PDF – 74 pages)

Gold-Headed Cane Award Recipient

The College is pleased to announce Dr. David Brake as the recipient of its 2018 Gold-Headed Cane Award. Dr. Brake is a Respirologist and Intensive Care Specialist. Recognized for working tirelessly on behalf of his patients, Dr. Brake has practised in Sydney for twenty years. The College’s Gold-Headed Cane Award recognizes an outstanding Nova Scotia physician who exemplifies professionalism in service to patients, the profession and community. Read More

Annual General Meeting

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia invites you to attend its Annual General Meeting Friday, May 24, 2019 beginning at 4:15 p.m. at its offices located at: 7071 Bayers Road, Suite 5005 Halifax. Annual General Meeting Package If you wish to attend, please RSVP no later than Wednesday, May 17, 2019 to: Carolyn MacDonald cmacdonald@cpsns.ns.ca 902.421.2209.  

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The College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Jacob Puthenparumpil

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of two complaints and pursuant to the Nova Scotia Medical Act, the Hearing Committee of the College approved a Settlement Agreement on April 26, 2019, with reasons to follow.  Those reasons have now been issued and are available in the Committee’s written decision accessible below.  The Settlement Agreement contains an admission of professional misconduct and agreed upon sanctions including reprimands, a one month suspension scheduled to commence on June 22, 2019 and a requirement for remedial education.  The Settlement Agreement is included as a Schedule to the Committee’s written decision. Committee Decision and Settlement Agreement

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Licensing Statistics as of March 31, 2019

*This data represents a physician head count, not a total of full-time equivalent practising physicians. Read More

Licence Type Total
Full Licence 2,257
Full Licence Non-Resident Licence 143
Defined Licence 93
Academic Licence 68
Temporary (Locum) Licence 33
Clinical Assistant 26
Defined Licence – Fellowship 26
Full Licence – Postgraduate Training 21
Restricted Licence 19
Defined Licence – Term 1
Total 2,687

 

The Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program(NSPRAP) is an assessment program for international medical graduates (IMGs) who:

  • have completed residencies in family medicine outside of Canada; and
  • are unable to meet Nova Scotia licensing requirements.

Program eligibility requirements.

For more information, please contact info@nsprap.ca.

Upcoming Events:

Atlantic Pain Conference

Dalhousie Medical Education Institute

Family Medicine Forum

About the College

The College’s 2018 Annual Report (PDF – 36 pages)

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia serves the public by regulating the province’s medical profession in accordance with the Nova Scotia Medical Act and its regulations.

All physicians in Nova Scotia must be licensed by the College in order to practise medicine in the province.

The duties of the College include:

  • Licensing qualified and competent physicians to practise medicine
  • Investigating and resolving physician-related complaints on behalf of the public
  • Monitoring and maintaining standards of practice through peer assessment
  • Developing professional standards and guidelines to support high standards of medical practice and ethical conduct

Strategic Plan: 2019 – 2020
2018 Financial Statements