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Issue 3: October 2023

Council Update

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The College’s Council is the governing board of the College. The Council includes physician members elected by physicians and public members appointed by the College through a nominations process.

In May the Council approved the 2023–2024 strategic plan. The focus of which is to improve access to equitable, competent care for Nova Scotians by:

  • Expanding the recognition of acceptable international training and practice to license more physicians.
  • Growing physician extender programs, to increase the number of Associate Physicians and Physician Assistants.
  • Facilitating multi-jurisdictional licensing agreements, such as the Atlantic Registry, to promote mobility of physicians and postgraduate trainees.
  • Supporting physicians trained outside of Canada through the Welcome Collaborative orientation program, to advance long-term success and retention.

The Council met on October 13 and approved the following policies to support the College’s strategic focus:

Council also approved an increase in licensing fees for 2024.