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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.


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


Heartfelt Condolences

It is with shock and disbelief that all of us at the College received the news of the tragic, senseless, and devastating loss of life in our province.

We acknowledge with thanks those medical professionals who were called upon to care for those involved and will be called upon in the days and months ahead to help Nova Scotians navigate the way forward.

We offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences.


Scope of Practice During COVID-19

In this state of emergency, physicians may be asked by their Health Authority to contribute to the pandemic response in ways outside their normal scope of practice.

To support the pandemic response and the physician deployment plans of the Health Authorities, the College will not hold deployed physicians to practice within a scope strictly consistent with recent training and experience. 

This approach applies to:

  • Physicians privileged and working within the NSHA and IWK (inpatient or outpatient settings); and
  • Physicians within COVID-19 assessment centres, engaged in activities as deployed by the health authorities.

To restate: if you are deployed by your Health Authority to work outside your normal scope of practice, be advised you will not face disciplinary measures from the College.

These are uncertain and stressful times, with physicians raising their hands to help wherever needed.
Thank you for doing so.

Dr. D.A. (Gus) Grant
Registrar and CEO, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia


Restricted licences for recently retired physicians – limited to pandemic response as directed by NSHA and IWK

Recently retired Nova Scotia physicians can apply for a restricted licence to help in the pandemic response at no cost.  This restricted licence is time-limited and specific to addressing the response to COVID-19 as directed by NSHA and IWK.

Basic Criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • Have had a full licence at the time of retirement in Nova Scotia (not provisional or restricted)
  • Have practised in Nova Scotia within the last 3 years
  • Plan to work within your scope of practice
  • Obtain Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) coverage
  • Provide consent to share your licensing information with the NSHA or IWK

This work is under the direction of NSHA and IWK. This licence is valid until June 30, 2020, and end date will be reviewed at that time.

College staff will work with you to review your licensing history and speak with you about your intention to work during the pandemic.

For questions contact registration@cpsns.ns.ca.