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Annual General Meeting

May 1, 2018

The College will hold its Annual General Meeting on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 3:30 p.m., located at its offices: 7071 Bayers Road, Suite 5005, Halifax. If you wish to attend, please RSVP no later than Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Read More…

Practice-Ready Assessment in Family Medicine 

April 5, 2018

The College welcomes the recent Department of Health and Wellness funding announcement of a Practice-Ready Assessment (PRA) program for Family Medicine in Nova Scotia. College staff have worked alongside other stakeholders in defining the program model and will continue to be engaged over coming months as the program is more fully developed. Read More…

Prescribing Methadone – Removal of Health Canada Exemption

March 29, 2018

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced March 26th the federal government will introduce regulatory amendments to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA). Read More…

College Announces Retirement of Dr. Erica Gilliatt

March 8, 2018

Dr. Erica Gilliatt has retired from the practice of medicine effective January 24, 2018. As such, Dr. Gilliatt will no longer provide medical advice.

If you were a patient of Dr. Gilliatt and have questions regarding your medical records, please contact Dr. Gilliatt by phone or email. Phone number: 902-800-2988. Email: docerica@icloud.com.

College Welcomes Immigration Announcement

February 22, 2018

The College welcomes today’s announcement by Immigration Minister Lena Diab of a new immigration stream for doctors looking to come to the province. Read more…

 

MORE COLLEGE NEWS

Disciplinary Decisions & Interim Licence Sanctions

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Richard Leckey

May 10, 2018

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. Richard Leckey has agreed to a reprimand issued by the College. Summary of Decision

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Eugene Ignacio

March 7, 2018

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. Eugene Ignacio has agreed to a reprimand issued by the College. Summary of Decision

 

SEE ALL DISCIPLINARY DECISIONS & INTERIM LICENCE SANCTIONS

Featured

Licensed Physicians in Nova Scotia as of February 28, 2018

Licence Type Total
Full Licence 2,231
Defined Licence 99
Academic Licence 63
Clinical Assistant 24
Restricted Licence 15
Defined Licence – Term 3
Total 2,435

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

 

Your guide to filing a complaint about a doctor (PDF)

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Safe Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Doctors Nova Scotia Annual Conference

  • June 8 and 9 in Membertou, NS

 

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

2017 Annual Report
2017 Financial Statements