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Applications Sent to the Registrar or Registration Committees

The Nova Scotia Medical Act and Medical Practitioners Regulations determine what is required for physicians and surgeons to be registered and licensed in Nova Scotia. They also govern the applicable procedures. Should you fail to demonstrate you meet the requirements set out in these documents, your application will be referred to the Registrar for review. In this case,  the processing time may be increased by as many as 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the information required by the Registrar.

The Registrar may do one or more of the following:

  • approve your application and grant a licence, with or without conditions;
  • deny your application and give you information about how to appeal this decision;
  • order a competency assessment; and/or
  • refer your application to the Registration Committee based on concerns about your capacity, competence, character, or credentials.

Applications Referred to the Registrar

Appeal the Registrar’s Decision

Referral to Registration Committee

Registration Committee Meeting Dates

The Registration Committee normally meets at least 5 times a year.

You must ensure that we receive all supporting documents related to your case at least 3 weeks prior to the meeting date. Your registration coordinator will help you with this.

2023–2024 Registration Committee Meetings
June 26, 2024

Appeal the Registration Committee’s Decision