At its December meeting, the Council of the College approved the following revised professional standards:
Physicians are expected to stay current with professional standards and guidelines. The complete catalogue of professional standards and guidelines is available any time to all physicians on the College website.
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:
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
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of a complaint and pursuant to the Nova Scotia Medical Act, Dr. Lisa Dearman has agreed to a reprimand and conditions on her licence to practice medicine.
Summary of Decision
A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has approved the Consent Revocation Agreement resulting in the revocation of Dr. Vitale’s registration and medical licence pursuant to section 105 of the Medical Practitioners Regulations.
Licensing Statistics as of Aug. 31, 2018
*This data represents a physician head count, not a total of full-time equivalent practising physicians. Read More
|Defined Licence – Term
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.
Candidates who successfully meet eligibility requirements for Defined licence and pre-screening requirements may be referred to the NSPRAP for a practice ready assessment.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Prescribing Course – Safe Opioid Prescribing
The Canadian Conference on Medical Education
Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership
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