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Issue 4: December, 2021

Annual Licence Renewal

Annual licence renewal is a requirement of the provincial legislation which specifies medical licences that are not renewed before January 1st will expire.

This year, ongoing communication and the incentive to avoid a late fee have resulted in over 96% of Nova Scotia’s physicians renewing their medical licence on time. Thank you to all physicians for doing so.

The College aims to support physicians to renew their licence on time with the hope that every physician renews promptly and avoids paying the late fee.

The College aims to support physicians to renew their licence on time with the hope that every physician renews promptly and avoids paying the late fee. We took every effort to communicate extensively with physicians. As well, Doctors Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Health supported these efforts by providing reminders to physicians.

When physicians fail to meet the deadline for renewal, the College must act on a number of fronts. We reach out to speak to physicians and assist with their renewal to avoid licence expiration. In some cases, we take steps to plan the impact of non-renewal for patients suddenly without a physician. These are stressful times for physicians and for patients as such every effort is made to prevent the expiration of a medical licence.

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