The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that a Hearing Committee has issued a decision dated December 14, 2020, accepting a Settlement Agreement under subsection 103(1) of the Medical Act.
In the Settlement Agreement, Dr. Najeeb Kadir, of Amherst, Nova Scotia admitted to engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient, and that such conduct constituted professional misconduct and conduct unbecoming.
The Hearing Committee accepted that the following sanctions were appropriate:
- Dr. Kadir’s licence to practice medicine is suspended for a period of 18 months. The suspension is retroactive to September 17, 2019, the date Dr. Kadir removed himself from practice in connection with this matter;
- Dr. Kadir must complete a professional boundaries course approved by the College, prior to returning to practice.