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Disciplinary Decisions

College Announces Disposition in Dr. Stani Osif Case

A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has released its disposition in the case of Dr. Stani Osif, a family physician from Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. On January 18, 2008, the Committee released a decision that found Dr. Osif guilty of charges relating to a disciplinary matter that constitute professional misconduct and professional incompetence pursuant to Section 66(2)(e) of the Nova Scotia Medical Act. The disposition suspends Dr. Osif’s license to practice medicine until she has satisfactorily completed a program of medical re-education at her own expense and passes the Canadian College of Family Physicians certification examination. If Dr. Osif does not meet this obligation within two years of the disposition date, her [...]

College releases disciplinary decision regarding Dr. Mary Sidhom

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that Dr. Mary Sidhom, a general practitioner in Halifax, has acknowledged a disciplinary matter violation as part of a settlement agreement with the College. A copy of the settlement agreement is available HERE.

College releases disciplinary decision regarding Dr. Spiro Photopoulos

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that Dr. Spiro Photopoulos, a general practitioner in Halifax, has acknowledged a disciplinary matter violation as part of a settlement agreement with the College. A copy of the settlement agreement is available HERE.

College announces Hearing Committee Decision regarding Dr. Stani Osif of Sydney Mines

A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has determined that Dr. Stani Osif, a family physician from Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, is guilty of certain charges relating to a disciplinary matter that constitute professional misconduct and professional incompetence pursuant to Section 66(2)(e) of the Nova Scotia Medical Act. The Committee will reconvene to consider submissions from counsel for Dr. Osif and the College before determining a penalty. A date for this Hearing has not been set. Dr. Osif is not currently licensed to practice medicine in Nova Scotia, following a license suspension that was announced on June 4, 2007. A September 27, 2007 Notice of Hearing that describes the charges against Dr. Osif is available

College suspends license of Dr. Christopher Wozniak

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has announced that pursuant to a Hearing Committee decision under Section 52 of the Nova Scotia Medical Act, the Nova Scotia medical license of Dr. Christopher Wozniak, a family physician in Leduc, Alberta, is suspended until June 5, 2008. This suspension was prompted by a disciplinary decision regarding Dr. Wozniak that was issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) on November 30, 2007. The CPSA found Dr. Wozniak guilty of conduct unbecoming a medical practitioner by engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient in or about December 1995. The Hearing Committee decision indicates that the terms of the disposition issued by the CPSA (including the dates of his license suspension, [...]

College suspends license of Dr. Ishtiaq Muhammad of Dartmouth

Pursuant to a settlement agreement, the license to practice medicine of Dr. Ishtiaq Muhammad, a medical practitioner practicing as a hospitalist in the Capital District Health Authority, will be suspended for one month beginning July 1, 2007. A copy of the agreement is available HERE.

College suspends license of Dr. Stani Osif of Sydney Mines

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that pursuant to Section 54 (1)(c) of the Medical Actof Nova Scotia, Dr. Stani Osif, a general practitioner in Sydney Mines is hereby suspended from the practice of medicine. The suspension will continue until further notice. Under the Act, an Investigation Committee of the College may, without a hearing, immediately suspend the license of a physician when it receives information suggesting that the physician may be incompetent, guilty of professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming, and the Investigation Committee concludes that it is in the public interest to suspend the license of the physician. No further information about this case is currently [...]

College releases disciplinary decision regarding Dr. Ian DePass

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that Dr. Ian Egbert DePass, a general surgeon formerly of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, has acknowledged a disciplinary matter violation as part of a settlement agreement with the College. A copy of the settlement agreement is available HERE.

Dr. Spiro Photopoulos license suspension lifted

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that the suspension of the medical license of Dr. Spiro Photopoulos, a general practitioner in Halifax, has been lifted as of midnight, March 8, 2007. Dr. Photopoulos’ practice is restricted to family practice and walk-in clinic.

College suspends license of Dr. David Sheehy of Shubenacadie

Dr. David Sheehy, a family physician in Shubenacadie, served a one-month period of suspension of his license to practice medicine in August 2006 and is authorized to continue in practice subject to the following restriction: Dr. Sheehy shall not engage in elective psychotherapy or counselling of patients as described in the Settlement Agreement approved by the Hearing Committee of the College on Jan 3, 2007. This restriction shall remain in effect until July 1, 2008. The Settlement agreement is available for review HERE.