Is there a Physician in your community who exhibits outstanding professionalism? Consider nominating your colleague for the College’s 2019 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.
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.
At its December meeting, the Council of the College approved the following revised professional standards: Professional Standards Regarding the Provision of Telemedicine Services Professional Standard Regarding Medical Assistance in Dying Physicians are expected to stay current with professional standards and guidelines. The complete catalogue of professional standards and guidelines is available any time to all physicians on the College website.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons will be closed Friday, November 23rd for a staff training day. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, November 26, 2018. Renewal of medical licences and corporation permits remains open online.
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.
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
Annual renewal of your medical licence and corporation permit is now open online. If you are licensed to practise medicine in Nova Scotia, you must renew your medical licence. If you are a physician practising medicine under a corporation in which you are listed as a medical director, you must renew your corporation permit. Avoid late fees, renew before the end of the day on November 30th. Physicians must have a medical licence to practise medicine, to bill for services, and to be eligible […]
Annual renewal of your medical licence and corporation permit opens online November 1st. We have provided the short checklist below to assist you in preparing to renew your licence online. Read More
Unregistered physicians prescribing benzodiazepines must now register with the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program (NSPMP). Effective Saturday October 20th, the NSPMP will integrate benzodiazepines prescribing data into its monitoring. Benzodiazepines prescriptions will continue to be written on regular prescription pads (duplicate pads are not required). If you are one of the few physicians not yet registered, your prescriptions for benzodiazepines will be held, to the detriment and inconvenience of your patients. Please register today. Real-time data on your patients’ use of benzodiazepines and other controlled substances available […]
At its October meeting, the Council of the College approved the following new professional standards and guidelines: Professional Standards and Guidelines Reducing the Size of a Medical Practice Professional Standards and Guidelines Regarding Physician Use of Social Media Professional Standards and Guidelines Regarding Duty to Report Health Professionals The Council also approved the following revised professional standards: Professional Standards Regarding […]