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College Welcomes Immigration Announcement

The College welcomes today’s announcement by Immigration Minister Lena Diab of a new immigration stream for doctors looking to come to the province. The new stream makes the immigration process easier and faster for internationally trained primary care doctors and specialists who have approved job offers from the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) or the […]

Office Closure Monday, February 19

The College will be closed on Monday, February 19 for Nova Scotia Heritage Day, and will resume business at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 20.  

Notice of Hearing Re-Convening Regarding Dr. Enyinnaya Ezema

A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia will re-convene to consider allegations of professional misconduct and conduct unbecoming against Dr. Enyinnaya Ezema. The Hearing will take place at the offices of McInnes Cooper (Suite 1300, Purdy’s Wharf, Tower II, 1969 Upper Water Street, Halifax Nova Scotia) on January 12th […]

Notice of Referral to Hearing Regarding Dr. Richard Leckey

The Investigation Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has referred specific matters regarding Dr. Richard Leckey to a Hearing Committee pursuant to the Medical Act. The College charges Dr. Richard Leckey with professional misconduct and with incompetence. Notice of Referral to Hearing (PDF – 2 pages)    

The College is Closed for the Holidays – Dec. 25th until Jan. 2nd

Online Medical Licence and Corporation Permit Renewal ends December 31, 2017. Medical licence and corporation permits not renewed expire January 1, 2018. To practice medicine in 2018: you must complete your medical licence renewal online; your completed renewal application must be reviewed by College staff; your completed renewal application must be approved by College staff; and you […]

Revised Professional Standards Approved by Council & Retirement of Mifegymiso Prescribing Standard

At its December meeting, the Council of the College revised and approved the following professional standards and guidelines: Professional Standards Regarding the Authorization of Marijuana for Medical Purposes Professional Standards Regarding Review of Monitored Drug History Before Prescribing College Council also approved the retirement of the Professional Standards Regarding Prescribing Mifegymiso. Whereas there was no […]

Late Fees for Medical Licence & Corporation Permit Renewal in Effect

Medical licence and corporation permit renewal was open for the month of November. Renewals received between December 1 and December 31, 2017 are now subject to the following late fees: Medical licence renewal late fee: $462.50 Corporation permit renewal late fee: $25.00 If you are licensed to practise medicine in Nova Scotia, you must renew […]

Presentation by Opioid Expert Dr. David Juurlink Oct 17 in Halifax

The past two decades have witnessed a dramatic increase in opioid prescribing, along with an increase in opioid-related harms. Dr. David Juurlink’s lecture, “Reflections on the North American Opioid Crisis” will discuss the measures needed to reduce the toll of opioid addiction and improve the care of patients with chronic pain. Dr. David Juurlink is […]

Notice of Hearing Regarding Dr. Enyinnaya Ezema

A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia will convene to consider allegations of professional misconduct and conduct unbecoming against Dr. Enyinnaya Ezema. The Hearing will take place at the offices of McInnes Cooper (Suite 1300, Purdy’s Wharf, Tower II, 1969 Upper Water Street, Halifax Nova Scotia) on August 1, […]

Dalhousie University – Faculty of Medicine Admissions Review Committee Report Now Available

Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine has released its 2016 Admissions Review Committee Report. The purpose of the review was to ensure that the admissions process bolstered the Faculty of Medicine’s commitment to service, excellence and broad considerations of diversity. The review committee was led by Dr. Gus Grant, Registrar and CEO of the College of […]