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External Moonlighting Online Information Session – Recording

At its May 29th meeting, the Council of the College approved revisions to the policy regarding Postgraduate Practising Licences for External Moonlighting. The revised policy reflects consultations undertaken with stakeholders including the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. As such, the policy now aligns with training received by postgraduate trainees focused on Competency By Design as provided for in the CanMEDS competencies framework. This paves the way for PGTs from any province to apply for an External Moonlighting licence to practise in Nova Scotia.

We held an information session so you can learn more about the administrative changes required by the revised policy.

This online session provided:

This session is for:

  • Postgraduate trainees
  • Program directors
  • Site leads
  • Supervisors
  • Recruiters


Watch the recording of the live event:

Online Licensing and Supervision Info Session – Recording

The College held its first Live Online Licensing and Supervision Info Session on June 4, 2020.

Supervision of defined licencees is mandated by the Medical Act.

This online session:

  • Provided an overview of the terms and conditions of defined licensure and supervision and sponsor requirements
  • Reviewed the duties of the supervisor and sponsor
  • Outlined the responsibilities of those under supervision
  • Answered your questions directly from College staff

This session is for:

  • Newly graduated, Canadian-trained post-graduate trainees with a defined license are mandated to participate in this information session.
  • Current supervisors and sponsors
  • Physicians interested in becoming a supervisor or sponsor
  • Anyone involved with newly graduated PGTs who wants to learn more


Read the Questions and Answers from Licensing and Supervision Live Event (3-page PDF)

Watch the recording of the live event:

UPDATED: Notice of Adjournment –
Dr. Manivasan Moodley Hearing

In accordance with current Public Health recommendations, the Hearing Panel has adjourned the continuation of the hearing regarding Dr. Manivasan Moodley from the rescheduled date of June 29 and 30, 2020 to August 26 and 27, 2020. Should there be further changes in these dates, there will be a similar notice on the College’s website.

College Endorses Choosing Wisely

At its May 29th meeting, the College’s governing Council endorsed the recommendations of Choosing Wisely Canada as best practices for physicians in Nova Scotia and as a tool in the assessment of competent practice by the College.

The Council also passed the following Professional Standards and Guidelines:

New College President

The College is pleased to announce that Dr. Martin Gardner has been appointed College President for the 2020-2022 term.

Physicians Elected to Council

As a result of the March elections, Dr. Peter MacDougall and Dr. Michael Clory were elected to the College’s Council in District 5 (Halifax County).

Dr. Andria MacAulay was re-elected by acclamation to District 2 (the counties of Pictou, Cumberland, and Colchester).

The College extends thanks to all physicians who ran in the Council election and to all those who served on Council and committees in the past year.

The College also welcomes Ms. Sherry McNeil-Mulak as a new public member of its Council.

New Professional Guideline Regarding Resumption of Services in Medical Practices during COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many physicians discontinued or reduced many in-person non-essential and elective medical services and made practice accommodations to ensure patients received safe and timely care.

The flexibility and commitment of physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic has been critical in managing this public health emergency. The College thanks all physicians for their efforts in providing care using digital technology and limiting face-to-face contact to only urgent issues requiring physical examination of the patient.

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Newly Graduated Canadian-trained PGTs Licences and Fees

The College is evoking measures available under the Medical Act, to ensure graduating PGTs receive licensure. The College has made every effort to align with legislated requirements while minimizing the impact on PGTs in this extraordinary time. This includes waiving fees for supervision, instituting basic minimal supervision, and waiving fees associated with the review of qualifications.

Heartfelt Condolences

It is with shock and disbelief that all of us at the College received the news of the tragic, senseless, and devastating loss of life in our province.

We acknowledge with thanks those medical professionals who were called upon to care for those involved and will be called upon in the days and months ahead to help Nova Scotians navigate the way forward.

We offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences.