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Disciplinary Decisions

The Licence of Dr. Robert Wadden of Halifax, NS is Suspended from March 1st, 2016 to May 31st, 2016

Further to a Settlement Agreement approved by a Hearing Committee of the College on August 28th, 2015, the licence of Dr. Robert Wadden of Halifax, NS was suspended for a period of six months, to be served in two equal terms. The second half of this period of suspension will be served from March 1st to May 31st, 2016. Dr. Wadden is not authorized to practice medicine during this period of suspension. A Summary of the Hearing Committee's decision published by the College on October 1, 2015.

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Rayan Alhazmi of Halifax, NS

The Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has accepted a Settlement Agreement advanced by the College and Dr. Rayan Alhazmi and recommended by an Investigation Committee of the College pursuant to section 51 of the Nova Scotia Medical Act. Dr. Alhazmi has admitted professional misconduct and has consented to a reprimand, a licence suspension for 12 months (retroactive to October, 2014, and deemed served), and ongoing restrictions on his licence to practice medicine, the details of which are outlined in the Summary of the Decision, below. Summary of Decision

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Robert Wadden of Halifax, NS

A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has accepted a Settlement Agreement advanced by the College and Dr. Robert Wadden and recommended by an Investigation Committee of the College pursuant to section 101 of the regulations under the Medical Act. Dr. Wadden has admitted professional misconduct and has consented to a 6 month period of suspension, a reprimand and conditions on his licence to practice medicine. The suspension will be served in two 3 month intervals, both of which must be concluded no later than May 30, 2016. Summary of Decision

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Jalal Baghaee of Parrsboro, NS

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that by the decision dated August 6, 2015, the Investigation Committee approved an agreement between the College and Dr. Baghaee. The agreement states that Dr. Baghaee’s licence to practise medicine was revoked effective March 3, 2015. The agreement also permits Dr. Baghaee to apply for the reinstatement of his Defined Licence, with additional conditions, after the expiration of a minimum period of 3 months, if all criteria for the issuing of a Defined Licence are met. Summary of Decision

College Issues a Consensual Reprimand of Dr. Erin MacLean-Fraser of Antigonish, NS

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of a complaint and pursuant to the Medical Act, Dr. Erin MacLean-Fraser has accepted a reprimand and conditions issued by the College. Dr. MacLean-Fraser was reprimanded for a number of deficiencies in her medical practice. A reprimand is a sanction that is entered on a doctor's formal discipline record. In addition to the reprimand, Dr. MacLean-Fraser's licence is subject to the following conditions: 1. She must participate in a follow-up audit at her expense 6 months after returning to practice. This audit will be arranged through the College's Physician Performance Department and will assess her performance clinically and professionally. 2. She will be subject to [...]

College announces June 15, 2015 decision regarding Dr. Stephen Harley

A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has accepted the 2015 Settlement Agreement advanced by the College and Dr. Stephen Harley and recommended by an Investigation Committee of the College pursuant to section 51 of the Medical Act. Dr. Harley has admitted to breaching the 2013 Settlement Agreement with the College and that such breach constitutes professional misconduct within the meaning of the Medical Act. Dr. Harley has consented to the revocation of his licence to practise medicine in Nova Scotia. The revocation is effective as of November 3, 2014, the date when Dr. Harley admitted his breach to the College.

College Issues a Reprimand of Dr. William Vitale of Halifax, NS

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of a complaint and pursuant to the Medical Act, Dr. William Vitale has been issued a reprimand by the College. A reprimand is a finding of professional misconduct that is entered on a doctor’s formal discipline record. The College’s Investigations Committee has directed the following: Dr. Vitale is reprimanded for prescribing medications to a family member in a manner contrary to the College’s Policy on Treating Self and Family Members. Dr. Vitale must complete at his cost the next available offering of the ProBE course (Professional/Problem Based Ethics) offered in Toronto through the Centre [...]