College News & Announcements
Proposed new Bill Protects the Rights of 2SLGBTIQ+ Youth with Prohibition on Harmful Therapy
September 12, 2018
In June, the College of Physicians and Surgeons wrote a letter to the Minister of Health regarding media reports of the delivery of “conversion” or “reparative” therapy in Nova Scotia. The College clearly stated its opposition to this intervention and to the premise that sexuality or gender identity is a pathology that may or should be cured. The College stated that such interventions did not belong anywhere within the practice of medicine.
Sexual orientation or gender identity change efforts refer to practices that attempt to change a 2SLGBTIQ+ person’s sexual orientation or gender identity through various means including counselling, behaviour modification and/or the use of medications.
On September 11th, the College attended the legislative briefing session regarding the provincial government’s proposed new law, The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protection Act. The College supports this legislation which will protect and uphold the rights of 2SLGBTIQ+ Nova Scotians. Read More…
Notice of Referral to Hearing Regarding Dr. Juan Rivas
September 4, 2018
The Investigation Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has referred specific matters regarding Dr. Juan Rivas to a Hearing Committee pursuant to the Medical Act.
The College charges Dr. Juan Rivas with professional misconduct.
Notice of Hearing
Notice of Hearing Regarding Dr. Arif Samad
July 16, 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 and/or incompetence regarding Dr. Arif Samad. The date and location of the Hearing once determined will be made available.
Notice of Hearing
Disciplinary Decisions & Interim Licence Sanctions
College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Enyinnaya Ezema
July 17, 2018
A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has released its disposition in the case of Dr. Enyiannaya Ezema, pursuant to Sections 53 and 115 of the Nova Scotia Medical Act.
On September 17, 2017, the Committee found Dr. Ezema guilty of professional misconduct having breached professional and/or sexual boundaries arising from inappropriate comments and conduct toward two professional colleagues. The Hearing Committee resumed January, 2018 to hear submissions prepared by the College and counsel for Dr. Ezema regarding the penalty to be imposed. The Hearing Committee’s decision and disposition were released July 3, 2018 and are provided below.