The College acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki , the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.
This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik People first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia serves the public by regulating the province’s medical profession in accordance with the 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