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 for Personalized Education for Physicians.
- Dr. Vitale is required to thoroughly familiarize himself with the College’s Policy on Treating Self and Family Members.