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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.


College Endorses Choosing Wisely

At its May 29th meeting, the College’s governing Council endorsed the recommendations of Choosing Wisely Canada as best practices for physicians in Nova Scotia and as a tool in the assessment of competent practice by the College.

The Council also passed the following Professional Standards and Guidelines:


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 in District 5 (Halifax County).

Dr. Andria MacAulay was re-elected by acclamation to District 2 (the counties of Pictou, Cumberland, and Colchester).

The College extends thanks to all physicians who ran in the Council election and to all those who served on Council and committees in the past year.

The College also welcomes Ms. Sherry McNeil-Mulak as a new public member of its 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.

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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 protect the patient.


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 protect the patient.


Newly Graduated Canadian-trained PGTs Licences and Fees

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.


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