College offices are relocating.
We will be closed from Thursday, May 30th to Monday, June 3rd. The office will be reopen on Tuesday, June 4th at 8:00 am.
The new office location is: 175 Western Parkway – Suite 400 Bedford, NS B4B 0V1
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 902.421.2209.
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
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. Janice MacGregor has agreed to a reprimand.
Summary of Decision
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia gave notice that as a result of two complaints and pursuant to the Nova Scotia Medical Act, Dr. Samuel Chun entered into a Settlement Agreement March 11th, 2019 with reasons to follow. The Hearing Committee’s reasons for its decision are now available.
Hearing Committee reasons
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.
Licensing Statistics as of March 31, 2019
*This data represents a physician head count, not a total of full-time equivalent practising physicians.
|Full Licence Non-Resident Licence
|Temporary (Locum) Licence
|Defined Licence – Fellowship
|Full Licence – Postgraduate Training
|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.
Program eligibility requirements.
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
The Prescribing Course – Safe Opioid Prescribing
Family Medicine Forum
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: 2018 – 2019
2018 Financial Statements