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CMA launches Physician Wellness Hub

In an effort to drive change in the culture of medicine and promote health and wellness in the medical profession, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has launched the CMA Physician Wellness Hub (the Hub), an online platform that provides key resources, virtual community as well as confidential support and counselling to physicians, learners and their families. The Hub aims to improve physician wellness at the individual but also the system level, and promote a collaborative approach to physician health and well-being by: Offering day-to-day strategies physicians […]

Notice Regarding Attendance and Reporting at the Resumption of the Hearing Regarding Dr. Manivasan Moodley – August 26 & 27, 2020

The hearing respecting Dr. Moodley commenced on February 24, 2020, and continued until February 28, 2020.  The hearing was scheduled to resume at various times since then, but the resumption was postponed due to limitations arising from COVID-19. The hearing is now scheduled to resume on August 26, 2020, at 9:30 am at the offices of McInnes Cooper, Purdy’s Wharf Tower II, and to continue if needed on August 27.  In accordance with current Public Health recommendations, the in-person attendance will be limited to those parties and their counsel directly involved in the hearing proceedings, and individuals identified by those parties where physical distancing requirements can be met. The media is […]

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.

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 requirementsReviewed the duties of the supervisor and sponsorOutlined the responsibilities of those under supervisionAnswered your questions directly from College staff

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.

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 […]

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. Read more

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Graeme Bethune

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of a complaint and pursuant to the Nova Scotia Medical Act, Dr. Graeme Bethune has agreed to have his license to practice medicine revoked. A Hearing Committee has accepted a consent revocation agreement proposed by Dr. Graeme Bethune with the consent of the Registrar. Dr. Bethune committed professional misconduct by engaging in an inappropriate personal relationship with a vulnerable patient. The Hearing Committee was satisfied that the proposed agreement was appropriate in the circumstances. The Committee determined that its reasons for decision are subject to a publication ban to […]