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Disciplinary Decisions & Interim Licence Sanctions

College Announces Interim Restrictions on the Medical Licence of Dr. Rafid Al-Nassar

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that the interim suspension of the medical licence of Dr. Rafid Al-Nassar, pursuant to Section 45 of the Medical Act, has been lifted. The College gives notice that effective immediately, interim restrictions have been placed on the medical licence of Dr. Al-Nassar. Dr. Al-Nassar is required to have a chaperone present for all patient encounters, except those that occur in the operating room. A College sign regarding this requirement is to be placed in all waiting rooms and examination rooms where patients are seen.

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Aliasghar Norouzian of Sydney, NS

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that by the decision dated December 6, 2016 the Investigation Committee approved an agreement between the College and Dr. Aliasghar Norouzian. Dr. Norouzian has admitted to misrepresentation of information when applying for a medical licence and that such a breach constitutes professional misconduct within the meaning of theMedical Act. Dr. Norouzian has consented to the revocation of his licence to practise medicine in Nova Scotia. Dr. Norouzian may only apply for a licence in the future if he satisfies the Registration Committee that he meets all requirements for licensure, including that of having the capacity, competence and character to safely and ethically practice medicine.

Important Notice Regarding Dr. Rafid Al-Nassar

The medical licence of Dr. Rafid Al-Nassar has been suspended, pursuant to Section 45 of the Medical Act, on an interim basis until further notice, effective midnight November 29, 2016.