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New College President

The College is pleased to announce that Dr. Mary-Lynn Watson has been appointed College President for the 2025-2027 term.

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June is Pride Month

e College recognizes Pride Month and celebrates the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

Physicians in Nova Scotia play an important role in addressing the healthcare needs of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community with dignity and respect.

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Congratulations Class of 2024

The College congratulates the medical graduates from the class of 2024.

We wish our new doctors well in the exciting new opportunities ahead.

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

On May 17 the College recognizes International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia.

This day serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges faced by individuals who identify as two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other minority sexual orientations and gender identities.  The day shines a light on the importance of safeguarding the rights and well-being of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

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National Nursing Week

May 6 marks the beginning of National Nursing Week in Canada. This year’s theme is Changing Lives. Shaping Tomorrow. The week aims to draw attention to the vital contributions of nursing to patient healthcare. The College recognizes the dedication, commitment and professionalism of nurses delivering skilled and compassionate care to patients throughout Nova Scotia.

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May 1 is Doctor’s Day in Nova Scotia

May 1 marks Doctors Day here in Nova Scotia. The College recognizes the dedication of physicians and medical learners in caring for their patients throughout the province.

The College joins Nova Scotians in expressing appreciation for the work our physicians and medical learners do every day when providing patient care and promoting healthy communities.

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Re: Amendments to the Personal Health Information Act

With the passing of the Financial Measures Act, the government now has authority to make regulations requiring physicians to disclose all health records to the Minister.

The Minister has authority to access this personal health information for system planning and improvement. The government sees this authority as needed to empower patients and to inform the management of the healthcare system with data. The College supports the importance of these goals.

When I appeared before the Law Amendments Committee, I advanced the position that the Minister’s access to personal health information should be restricted to only aggregate, de-identified data.

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Call For Public Representative to the College’s Governing Council

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (the College) serves the public by regulating the province’s medical profession in accordance with the Nova Scotia Medical Act and its regulations.  Among other responsibilities, the College licenses physicians to practise medicine, supports high standards of medical practice, and investigates complaints about physicians.

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