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College suspends license of Dr. William Hunter Blair of Barrington Passage

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has announced that pursuant to a Hearing Committee Decision incorporating a Settlement Agreement, Dr. William Hunter Blair, a general practitioner in Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia, has been suspended from the practice of medicine for six months commencing Saturday, June 18, 2005.

Dr. Blair has admitted to allegations outlined in a Notice of Hearing and admits that he is guilty of professional misconduct. The allegations against Dr. Blair relate to the inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances. Dr. Blair has agreed to a statement of facts regarding the case. This statement is contained in a Hearing Committee Decision / Settlement Agreement that is available HERE.

Dr. Blair has consented to the following penalty:

(a) He will be suspended from the practice of medicine for a period of six months beginning Saturday, June 18, 2005.

(b) When his suspension is lifted, Dr. Blair will no longer have prescription privileges for narcotics and other controlled substances. The appropriate documentation to reflect this restriction will be filed with Health Canada by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

(c) When his suspension is lifted, Dr. Blair will not sponsor defined licensees with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.