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College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Lisa Dearman

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that a Hearing Committee has issued a decision dated November 23, 2021, accepting a Settlement Agreement under subsection 103(1) of the Medical Act.

The Hearing Committee accepted the following sanctions:

  • Dr. Dearman’s licence to practice medicine is suspended for a two week period. (Following the issuing of the decision, it was agreed that the two week suspension would take place between November 28- December 12, 2021, inclusive).
  • In addition, a previous restriction imposed by the Hearing Committee that Dr. Dearman shall post a sign in all clinic waiting rooms and examination rooms where she sees patients, advising she is restricted from prescribing narcotic medications, shall remain in effect at all times while she is engaging in the practice of medicine.

Read the Hearing Committee decision.