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Disciplinary Decisions

College Issues Reprimand Regarding Dr. Saira Malik

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. Saira Malik has received a reprimand. In addition to the reprimand, Dr. Malik is required to comply with conditions and has received a counsel from the College. Summary of Decision

College Issues Consensual Reprimand of Dr. Philip Davis 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. Philip Davis has accepted a reprimand and conditions issued 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: The Committee reprimands Dr. Davis for the following: a. prescribing opioids to a patient where there is no clinical indication such medication was needed for pain; b. prescribing opioids to a patient who is known to abuse his narcotics prescriptions. This practice is contrary to the College’s Guidelines For The Use of [...]

College Issues Consensual Reprimand to Dr. William R. Vitale

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 accepted a reprimand and conditions issued 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: 1. Dr. Vitale is reprimanded for knowingly performing vaccinations improperly, in a manner contrary to the established practices of the profession. 2. The prior restriction on Dr. Vitale’s licence with regard to immunizations is lifted. 3. Dr. Vitale’s licence is subject to the following conditions: a. Dr. Vitale must maintain readily accessible information respecting all patients [...]

Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti Appeal

Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti has filed an appeal of the College's Hearing Committee decision of May 12, 2014, with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. The disposition issued by the College's Hearing Committee is stayed pending the Court's ruling on the appeal.

College announces disposition in Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti case

A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has released its disposition in the case of Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti, a family physician from Pugwash, Nova Scotia, pursuant to Section 66(2) (e) of the Nova Scotia Medical Act. On September 27, 2013, the Committee released a decision that found Dr. Fashoranti guilty of professional misconduct arising from a violation of patient/physician boundaries. The Hearing Committee found that Dr. Fashoranti had engaged in an inappropriate examination of a female patient. Following a resumption of the Hearing in March 2014 where counsel for the College and counsel for Dr. Fashoranti made submissions respecting an appropriate disposition, the College’s Hearing Committee issued its decision dated May 12th as follows: [...]

Update regarding Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti of Pugwash

A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia reconvened March 18th, 2014 to consider submissions on final disposition and costs arising from its decision of September 27, 2013 concerning Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti, a family physician in Pugwash, Nova Scotia. The Committee has adjourned and its written decision will be forthcoming.