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Restricted Licence – Emergency

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Policy Statement

In the event of an emergency (e.g. pandemic, natural disaster or terrorism) and where there is a need identified (e.g. shortage of physicians), the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia may enact this policy allowing emergency licensure.

Physicians licensed for independent medical practice and are in good standing in other provinces are eligible for emergency based licensure at the discretion of the Registrar. 


Applicable Legislation

Issued as a Restricted licence under the authority granted by Section 59 of the Medical Practitioners Regulations

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Approval Date

August 30, 2016

Review Date

September 2017