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Respectful Communication

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia is committed to communicating with you in a respectful, professional and civil manner. As such, we expect you to extend the same courtesy to our staff.

In an effort to ensure a safe and respectful workplace, the College will not accept abusive behaviour or communication towards our staff. This includes:

  • demeaning or harassing comments;
  • racist, discriminatory or obscene statements;
  • sexual harassment; and
  • raised voices and profanity.

Behaviour of this kind may result in the College communicating with you only in writing or otherwise restricting future communications with you.

Thank you for your cooperation with our respectful workplace practices.

Are you a member of the public?

The College’s Public Support Advisor, a trained social worker, is available to discuss concerns about the care provided by licensed physicians in Nova Scotia. They can:

  • provide information regarding the process for making medical records requests from a former physician;
  • answer questions regarding College standards and guidelines; and
  • help to navigate the College’s complaint process.

The College is unable to assist with access to care including access to test results or specialist referrals. If you are seeking information regarding wait times for referrals or various hospital procedures, please visit the Nova Scotia Wait Times website.

If you are seeking primary care, please call 811.

Public Inquiries

To leave a confidential voicemail for inquiries relating to filing a complaint, referencing a professional standard, or accessing medical records, call 902-421-2201 or email Calls and emails will be returned and answered in the order received. We aim to get back to you within 24-48 hours.

Fax:  902-422-5271

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

This is a confidential line to discuss concerns regarding sexual misconduct by physicians. Please leave a voicemail and our Public Support Advisor will contact you as soon as possible. Call 902-406-8401.

Are you a physician?

Registration & Licensing

Get information about applying for a licence to practice in Nova Scotia.

Fax: 902-422-5035

Physician Health

For information regarding the Physician Health Program, please contact

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College Office Hours

The only in-person service available at the College is the provision of a signature & seal. If you require this service, please call ahead to make an appointment to ensure availability of staff.

The College provides all other services virtually or by phone.

Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 902-422-5823

Toll-Free: 1-877-282-7767


Immediate Emergency Dial: 911
Access to a Family Physician Dial: 811

Office Address

Suite 400 – 175 Western Parkway
Bedford, Nova Scotia, B4B 0V1


Please place all deliveries through the reception window on to the front desk.

When Visiting Our Office
Our office is open but some staff continue to work remotely. We recommend visitors to the College make an appointment if they wish to meet with staff in person.