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Disciplinary Decisions & Interim Licence Sanctions

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Sarah Jones

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of a complaint and pursuant to the Nova Scotia Medical Act, the Hearing Committee of the College approved a Settlement Agreement on June 26, 2019, with reasons to follow.  Those reasons have now been issued and are available in the Committee’s written decision accessible below. The Settlement Agreement contains Dr. Jones’ admissions of professional misconduct, incompetence and incapacity. The Settlement Agreement also contains agreed upon sanctions including a 36 month suspension, strict conditions to be met before Dr. Jones may return to practice and extensive conditions and restrictions on Dr. Jones’ practice when she does return. The Settlement Agreement is included as a Schedule to the [...]

The College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Jacob Puthenparumpil

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of two complaints and pursuant to the Nova Scotia Medical Act, the Hearing Committee of the College approved a Settlement Agreement on April 26, 2019, with reasons to follow.  Those reasons have now been issued and are available in the Committee’s written decision accessible below.  The Settlement Agreement contains an admission of professional misconduct and agreed upon sanctions including reprimands, a one month suspension scheduled to commence on June 22, 2019 and a requirement for remedial education.  The Settlement Agreement is included as a Schedule to the Committee’s written decision. Committee Decision and [...]

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Samuel Chun

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of two complaints and pursuant to the Nova Scotia Medical Act, Dr. Samuel Chun has entered into a Settlement Agreement in which he agreed to a reprimand and a one month suspension. A Hearing Committee approved the Settlement Agreement at a hearing on March 11, 2019.  The Hearing Committee agreed that the Settlement Agreement is in the best interests of the public and the profession with full reasons to follow.  Dr. Chun’s suspension begins on March 18, 2019. Settlement Agreement

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Juan Rivas

The College gives notice of a Settlement Agreement reached between the College and Dr. Juan Rivas, approved by the Hearing Committee of the College. The Hearing Committee orally approved the Settlement Agreement, with an agreed upon amendment, on January 18, 2019 and issued its written decision on February 5, 2019. The Settlement Agreement results in a three month suspension for Dr. Rivas.  This suspension began on January 18, 2019. The written decision of the Hearing Committee with reasons for the approval of the Settlement Agreement is provided below. Hearing Decision