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Physician Co-operation with the College

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Professional Standard Regarding Physician Co-operation with the College

Preamble

Self-regulation is a privilege of the medical profession which comes with responsibilities.

This standard sets out the mandatory responsibilities of physicians that pertain to cooperation with the College.

Physicians must:

  1. Complete the annual license renewal form accurately and honestly;
  2. Promptly inform the College of a change of address or changes to other contact information;
  3. Promptly notify the College of any change in practice status including retirement;
  4. Inform the College of the location of stored or transferred medical records upon practice closure, relocation or retirement;
  5. Cooperate with the requirements of the Physician Peer Review Nova Scotia Program to maintain high standards of practice; and
  6. Cooperate with any requirements of an investigation or hearing committee dealing with a practice complaint.

Recommended Reading

Canadian Medical Association

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia

 

Document History

Approved by the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia on: October 16, 2009, and March 21, 2014.

Revised and approved by the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia on: March 27, 2020.

Approximate date of next review: 2023.