In an effort to drive change in the culture of medicine and promote health and wellness in the medical profession, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has launched the CMA Physician Wellness Hub (the Hub), an online platform that provides key resources, virtual community as well as confidential support and counselling to physicians, learners and their families. The Hub aims to improve physician wellness at the individual but also the system level, and promote a collaborative approach to physician health and well-being by: Offering day-to-day strategies physicians [...]
The hearing respecting Dr. Moodley commenced on February 24, 2020, and continued until February 28, 2020. The hearing was scheduled to resume at various times since then, but the resumption was postponed due to limitations arising from COVID-19. The hearing is now scheduled to resume on August 26, 2020, at 9:30 am at the offices of McInnes Cooper, Purdy’s Wharf Tower II, and to continue if needed on August 27. In accordance with current Public Health recommendations, the in-person attendance will be limited to those parties and their counsel directly involved in the hearing proceedings, and individuals identified by those parties where physical distancing requirements can be met. The media is [...]
At its May 29th meeting, the Council of the College approved revisions to the policy regarding Postgraduate Practising Licences for External Moonlighting. The revised policy reflects consultations undertaken with stakeholders including the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. As such, the policy now aligns with training received by postgraduate trainees focused on Competency By Design as provided for in the CanMEDS competencies framework. This paves the way for PGTs from any province to apply for an External Moonlighting licence to practise in Nova Scotia.
The College held its first Live Online Licensing and Supervision Info Session on June 4, 2020. Supervision of defined licencees is mandated by the Medical Act. This online session: Provided an overview of the terms and conditions of defined licensure and supervision and sponsor requirementsReviewed the duties of the supervisor and sponsorOutlined the responsibilities of those under supervisionAnswered your questions directly from College staff
In accordance with current Public Health recommendations, the Hearing Panel has adjourned the continuation of the hearing regarding Dr. Manivasan Moodley from the rescheduled date of June 29 and 30, 2020 to August 26 and 27, 2020. Should there be further changes in these dates, there will be a similar notice on the College’s website.
The College is pleased to announce that Dr. Martin Gardner has been appointed College President for the 2020-2022 term. Physicians Elected to Council As a result of the March elections, Dr. Peter MacDougall and Dr. Michael Clory were elected to the College’s Council [...]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many physicians discontinued or reduced many in-person non-essential and elective medical services and made practice accommodations to ensure patients received safe and timely care. The flexibility and commitment of physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic has been critical in managing this public health emergency. The College thanks all physicians for their efforts in providing care using digital technology and limiting face-to-face contact to only urgent issues requiring physical examination of the patient. Read more
The College is pleased to announce Dr. Kara MacNeill as the recipient of its 2019 Gold-Headed Cane Award. The College’s Gold-Headed Cane Award recognizes an outstanding community-based physician who exemplifies professionalism in service to their patients, profession, and community. Read more in our online annual report.
The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia will hold its Annual General Meeting Friday, May 29, 2020 beginning at 10:45 am. The meeting will take place online via a virtual meeting platform. 25th Annual General Meeting Package (PDF)