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College Announces Interim Restrictions on the Medical Licence of Dr. Manivasan Moodley

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that pursuant to Section 45 of the Medical Act, the following interim restrictions have been placed on the medical licence of Dr. Manivasan Moodley. Dr. Moodley is required to have an attendant present for all female patient encounters from beginning to end. The attendant must have an unobstructed view of any procedure performed. The attendant will be a regulated healthcare professional, approved by the College. A College sign regarding this requirement is to be placed in all waiting rooms and examination rooms where patients are seen. Dr. Moodley is required to avoid contact with his patients outside the clinical setting.

Notice of Hearing Regarding Dr. Enyinnaya Ezema

A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia will convene to consider allegations of professional misconduct and conduct unbecoming against Dr. Enyinnaya Ezema. The Hearing will take place at the offices of McInnes Cooper (Suite 1300, Purdy’s Wharf, Tower II, 1969 Upper Water Street, Halifax Nova Scotia) on August 1, 2, 3, and 4 beginning at 9:30 a.m. each day. Hearings of the College of Physicians and Surgeons are open to the public except when, upon application by a party involved, the Hearing Committee determines that all or part of the proceedings should be closed. Please note that audio and video recording are not permitted at College Hearings. No further information about this Hearing is currently available for […]

Dalhousie University – Faculty of Medicine Admissions Review Committee Report Now Available

Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine has released its 2016 Admissions Review Committee Report. The purpose of the review was to ensure that the admissions process bolstered the Faculty of Medicine’s commitment to service, excellence and broad considerations of diversity. The review committee was led by Dr. Gus Grant, Registrar and CEO of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. The review committee included a public member and experts in the fields of medicine, law, diversity, university admissions, and undergraduate medical education. Dalhousie University Admissions Review Committee Report

Go Slow When Tapering Patients on High Dose Opioids

The College’s Council recently endorsed the 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain as evidence of best practice. Among the many recommendations, the guidelines identify that opioids are not a first line choice for chronic non-cancer pain. When opioids are indicated, an upper limit of 90 morphine equivalents per day is strongly recommended. As you incorporate these new guidelines into your practice, I would ask you pay particular attention to the […]

College Past President Dr. Elizabeth Mann Recognized

Dr. Elizabeth Mann was awarded the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Honorary Membership Award at the recent annual general meeting of Doctors Nova Scotia. Dr. Mann was recognized in honour of her 37-year career as a general internist in Halifax. As a general internist, Dr. Mann provided medical care to patients at the Victoria General Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and the North End Community Health Centre. Dr. Mann also served on the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia from June 2007 until May 2017. Dr. Mann served as President of the College from 2012 to 2014. During her tenure on […]