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Holiday Season College Closure

The College will be closed for the holiday season Tuesday, December 24th at noon and will reopen Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at 8 a.m.

College Releases Review of Sexual Misconduct Investigations

The Canadian Centre for Legal Innovation in Sexual Assault Response (CCLISAR) has completed its independent review of the College’s processes regarding the investigation of sexual misconduct complaints against physicians.

“The College opened up its process to external experts for review. Our goal is to remove any barriers to reporting sexual misconduct and to reduce the unintended harms that can occur when investigating such allegations,” said Dr. Gus Grant, Registrar & CEO of the College. (READ MORE)

Full Report (PDF – 74 pages)

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Licensing Statistics

Data provided represents a physician head count, not a total of full-time equivalent practising physicians.

Data as of Sept 30, 2019 now available.

Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program

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 info@nsprap.ca.

Upcoming Events:

Canadian Conference on Medical Education 2020

  • April 18 – 21, 2020 – Vancouver, BC

46th Annual Dalhousie Spring Refresher 

  • April 23 – 25, 2020 – Halifax, NS

Contacting the College:

Public Inquiries call: 902-421-2201
Public inquiries can include requesting information about: filing a complaint, referencing a professional standard or accessing medical records.

Reporting Sexual Misconduct call: 902-406-8401
This is a confidential line to discuss concerns regarding sexual misconduct by physicians.

Additional contact information.

About the College

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: 2019 – 2020
2018 Financial Statements