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New College President

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia 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, the following physicians were elected to the College’s Council: Dr. Peter MacDougall in District 5 (Halifax County)Dr. Michael Clory in District 5 (Halifax County)

New Professional Guideline Regarding Resumption of Services in Medical Practices during COVID-19

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.

Online Licensing and Supervision Info Session

The College held its first Live Online Licensing and Supervision Info Session on June 4, 2020. A recording of the live event and additional resources will be available soon. Please check back next week to access these resources. 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 sponsor[...]

UPDATED: Notice of Adjournment –
Dr. Manivasan Moodley Hearing

Following Public Health recommendations, the Hearing Panel has adjourned the continuation of the hearing regarding Dr. Manivasan Moodley from May 4 and 5, to June 29 and 30, 2020.  Should there be further changes in these dates, there will be a similar notice on the College’s website.

Heartfelt Condolences

It is with shock and disbelief that all of us at the College received the news of the tragic, senseless, and devastating loss of life in our province. We acknowledge with thanks those medical professionals who were called upon to care for those involved and will be called upon in the days and months ahead to help Nova Scotians navigate the way forward. We offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences.