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Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti Appeal Dismissed  

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal filed by Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti against the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia regarding its Hearing Committee decisions of September 27, 2013 and May 12, 2014. Dr. Fashoranti's licence will be suspended for three months effective May 4th, 2015.


College Issues Reprimand Regarding Dr. Saira Malik  

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of a complaint and pursuant to the Medical Act, Dr. Saira Malik has received a reprimand. In addition to the reprimand, Dr. Malik is required to comply with conditions and has received a counsel from the College.


Call for Council Nominations  

Physicians and public members serving on Council commit their time and energy to fulfilling the mandate of the College. This year there are two seats up for election on Council.  District 5, the County of Halifax - The election of a Councillor for the College is required in District 5, the County of Halifax. Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 6th at 4:00 p.m.


Call for Nominations to Council for Medical Residents' Position  

Those serving on the College's Council commit their time and energy to fulfilling the mandate of the College. The election of the Residents' position on the Council of the College is required in 2015. Information for residents intending to run for Council. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6th.


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About the College

About the College

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia serves the public by regulating the province's medical profession in accordance with the Nova Scotia Medical Act and its regulations

All physicians in Nova Scotia must be licensed by the College in order to practise medicine in the province. The duties of the College include:

  • Issuing certificates of registration to doctors to allow them to practise medicine
  • Investigating and resolving physician-related complaints on behalf of the public
  • Monitoring and maintaining standards of practice through peer assessment
  • Developing policies and guidelines to support high standards of medical practice and ethical conduct
Annual Report - Building Bridges

Building Bridges, the CPSNS 2013 Annual Report