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Labour Day Office Closure

The College will be closed for the Labour Day holiday on Monday September 2nd, 2019.  The College will re-open Tuesday, September 3rd at 8:00 am.

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Sarah Jones

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of a complaint and pursuant to the Nova Scotia Medical Act, the Hearing Committee of the College approved a Settlement Agreement on June 26, 2019, with reasons to follow.  Those reasons have now been issued and are available in the Committee’s written decision accessible below. The Settlement Agreement contains Dr. Jones’ admissions of professional misconduct, incompetence and incapacity. The Settlement Agreement also contains agreed upon sanctions including a 36 month suspension, strict conditions to be met before Dr. Jones may return to practice and extensive conditions and restrictions on Dr. Jones’ practice when she does return. The Settlement Agreement is included as a Schedule to the [...]

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. In addition to reviewing the written decisions of the College, CCLISAR, together with a panel of experts it convened, consulted with [...]

Annual General Meeting

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia invites you to attend its Annual General Meeting Friday, May 24, 2019 beginning at 4:15 p.m. at its offices located at: 7071 Bayers Road, Suite 5005 Halifax. Annual General Meeting Package If you wish to attend, please RSVP no later than Wednesday, May 17, 2019 to: Carolyn MacDonald 902.421.2209.  

Annual Gold-Headed Cane Award

Is there a Physician in your community who exhibits outstanding professionalism? Consider nominating your colleague for the College's 2018 Gold-Headed Cane Award for Professionalism in the Practice of Medicine. This award is granted to a community-based Nova Scotia physician who is recognized by their peers as being a role model and demonstrates professionalism in service to their patients, profession and community. Nominations must be received by March 7th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

Notice of Hearing Withdrawal Regarding Dr. James Leahy

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and Dr. James Leahy have entered into an agreement to resolve the outstanding allegations against him with Dr. Leahy’s agreement to permanently retire. The College agrees that the terms of the agreement are in the best interests of the public and the profession. The College withdraws the Notice of Hearing.

Office Closure – Remembrance Day Observance

The College will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Please note that medical licence and corporation renewals can still be submitted online during this time.  

Notice of Hearing Regarding Dr. Sarah Jones

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, incompetence, conduct unbecoming and incapacity regarding Dr. Sarah Jones. The Hearing will be held at the offices of McInnes Cooper on a date to be determined. Notice of Hearing