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Disciplinary Decisions & Interim Licence Sanctions

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 […]

College Announces Decision Regarding
Dr. Jalal Hosein

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. Jalal Hosein has agreed to a consensual revocation. A Hearing Committee has accepted this agreement resulting in the revocation of Dr. Hosein registration and medical license. Hearing Committee Decision

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Sarah Jones

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of a complaint and pursuant to the Nova Scotia Medical Act, the Hearing Committee of the College approved a Settlement Agreement on June 26, 2019, with reasons to follow.  Those reasons have now been issued and are available in the Committee’s written decision accessible below. The Settlement Agreement contains Dr. Jones’ admissions of professional misconduct, incompetence and incapacity. The Settlement Agreement also contains agreed upon sanctions including a 36 month suspension, strict conditions to be met before Dr. Jones may return to practice and extensive conditions and restrictions on Dr. Jones’ practice when she does return. The Settlement Agreement is included as a Schedule to the […]

The College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Jacob Puthenparumpil

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of two complaints and pursuant to the Nova Scotia Medical Act, the Hearing Committee of the College approved a Settlement Agreement on April 26, 2019, with reasons to follow.  Those reasons have now been issued and are available in the Committee’s written decision accessible below.  The Settlement Agreement contains an admission of professional misconduct and agreed upon sanctions including reprimands, a one month suspension scheduled to commence on June 22, 2019 and a requirement for remedial education.  The Settlement Agreement is included as a Schedule to the Committee’s written decision. Committee Decision and […]