Supervision of defined licencees is mandated by the Medical Act. This live online session will: Provide an overview of the terms and conditions of defined licensure and supervision and sponsor requirementsReview the duties of the supervisor and sponsorOutline the responsibilities of those under supervisionHave your questions answered by College staff This live online session is for: Newly […]
The College is pleased to announce Dr. Kara MacNeill as the recipient of its 2019 Gold-Headed Cane Award. The College’s Gold-Headed Cane Award recognizes an outstanding community-based physician who exemplifies professionalism in service to their patients, profession, and community. Read more in our online annual report.
The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia will hold its Annual General Meeting Friday, May 29, 2020 beginning at 10:45 am. The meeting will take place online via a virtual meeting platform. 25th Annual General Meeting Package (PDF)
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. Licensing Newly […]
Following Public Health recommendations, the Hearing Panel has adjourned the continuation of the hearing regarding Dr. Manivasan Moodley from May 4 and 5, to June 29 and 30, 2020. Should there be further changes in these dates, there will be a similar notice on the College’s website.
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.
The College is evoking measures available under the Medical Act, to ensure graduating PGTs receive licensure. The College can issue provisional licensure, also referred to as a defined licence, to graduating PGTs. This licence type requires sponsorship and supervision. Read more.
In this state of emergency, physicians may be asked by their Health Authority to contribute to the pandemic response in ways outside their normal scope of practice. To support the pandemic response and the physician deployment plans of the Health Authorities, the College will not hold deployed physicians to practice within a scope strictly consistent with recent training and experience. This approach applies to: Physicians privileged and working within the NSHA and IWK (inpatient or outpatient settings); and Physicians within COVID-19 […]
To help remove unintended barriers and to mitigate the risk of infection to vulnerable populations, the NSHA has recommended temporary changes regarding Medical Assistance in Dying. At its March 27, 2020 meeting, the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons endorsed the NSHA’s recommendations and have approved temporary amendments to its Professional Standard Regarding Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD).