The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and Dr. James Leahy have entered into an agreement to resolve the outstanding allegations against him with Dr. Leahy’s agreement to permanently retire. The College agrees that the terms of the agreement are in the best interests of the public and the profession. The College withdraws the Notice of Hearing.
At its December meeting, the Council of the College approved the following revised professional standards:
- Professional Standards Regarding the Provision of Telemedicine Services
- Professional Standard Regarding Medical Assistance in Dying
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.
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.
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, Dr. Samuel Chun has entered into a Settlement Agreement in which he agreed to a reprimand and a one month suspension. A Hearing Committee approved the Settlement Agreement at a hearing on March 11, 2019. The Hearing Committee agreed that the Settlement Agreement is in the best interests of the public and the profession with full reasons to follow. Dr. Chun’s suspension begins on March 18, 2019.
The College gives notice of a Settlement Agreement reached between the College and Dr. Juan Rivas, approved by the Hearing Committee of the College. The Hearing Committee orally approved the Settlement Agreement, with an agreed upon amendment, on January 18, 2019 and issued its written decision on February 5, 2019. The Settlement Agreement results in a three month suspension for Dr. Rivas. This suspension began on January 18, 2019. The written decision of the Hearing Committee with reasons for the approval of the Settlement Agreement is provided below.
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. Fiona MacDonald Roper has agreed to a reprimand. Summary of Decision.
Licensing Statistics as of Aug. 31, 2018.
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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.
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The Canadian Conference on Medical Education
- April 13-16, 2019 – Niagara Falls
Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership
- April 26-27, 2019 – Montreal
The Prescribing Course – Safe Opioid Prescribing
- Saturday, June 8, 2019 – Membertou, NS
About the College
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