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Holiday Office Closure

The College of Physicians and Surgeons will be closed for the holiday season Monday, December 24th through to Tuesday, January 1st. The office will re-open on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8am.

Medical licence and corporation permit renewal will remain open online until end of business day December 31st, 2018.

To guarantee the processing of your renewal application before it expires end of business day December 31st, 2018 the College must receive your medical licence and/or corporation permit renewal on or before end of business day December 10th, 2018.

Renew your medical license and corporation permit before it expires December 31st, 2018

December 3, 2018

To guarantee the processing of your renewal application before the expiry date of end of business day December 31st, 2018 the College must receive your medical licence and/or corporation permit renewal on or before end of business day December 10th, 2018.

Please renew and pay online by Monday, December 10th, 2018:

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Notice of Hearing Regarding Dr. Sarah Jones

November 7, 2018

Pursuant to the Medical Act, a Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia will convene to consider allegations of professional misconduct, incompetence, conduct unbecoming and incapacity regarding Dr. Sarah Jones. The Hearing will be held at the offices of McInnes Cooper on a date to be determined.
Notice of Hearing

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Licensed Physicians in Nova Scot

Licensing Statistics as of Aug. 31, 2018i as of May 31, 2018

Licence Type Total
Full Licence 2,298
Defined Licence      88
Academic Licence      66
Clinical Assistant      23
Restricted Licence      16
Defined Licence – Term        1
Total 2,492

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

Upcoming Events:

The Prescribing Course – Safe Opioid Prescribing

The Canadian Conference on Medical Education

Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership

About the College

The College’s 2017 Annual Report (PDF – 32 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: 2018 – 2019
2017 Annual Report & Financial Statements