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Telemedicine Resources

NSHA - Virtual Appointment Practice Guidelines & Implementation Guide In response to the global pandemic declaration by the World Health Organization, implementation of these guidelines when providing care via telephone in your clinics is necessary: Use professional judgement to determine whether patient consult via telephone is appropriate in a particular case.Ensure the physical setting in which the care is provided provides for confidentiality.Ensure patient safety by being aware of patient’s location and proximity of servicesRequest patient’s next of kin or alternate support [...]

COVID-19 Telemedicine Services

The College recognizes the growing role of telemedicine or virtual medicine in our pandemic response. As such, the College wishes physicians to be aware of the following: For physicians licensed in Nova Scotia, there is no requirement for College approval for this field of practice.Any physician licensed in Canada may deliver telemedicine services in Nova Scotia, unless specifically restricted from doing so by their licensing body;The regulation of the medical services you provide into Nova Scotia rests with your licensing college.All physicians delivering telemedicine services in Nova Scotia should refer to the College’[...]