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Closing Your Practice

Permanently or Temporarily Closing Your Practice: A Guide for Physicians

A physician must comply with a number of statutory and regulatory requirements when permanently or temporarily closing a practice. Key considerations when closing your practice include:

  • Transfer of and Access to Medical Records
  • Notification to Patients and Others
  • Transfer of Patient Care


Information regarding the requirements for a physician when closing a practice is provided by the following: Expand All

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia

When a physician closes a medical practice they must contact the College’s Registration Department with information regarding:

  • the practice closure date, and
  • the access to and transfer of patient records

Contact the College’s Registration Department at:

Phone: (902) 422-5823
Toll-free: 1-877-282-7767
Fax: (902) 422-5035

College standards and guidelines when closing your practice are as follows: