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Licence Suspensions

Important Notice Regarding Dr. Rafid Al-Nassar

November 30, 2016

The medical licence of Dr. Rafid Al-Nassar has been suspended, pursuant to Section 45 of the Medical Act, on an interim basis until further notice, effective midnight November 29, 2016.

Notice Regarding the Licence Suspension of Dr. Robert Wadden of Halifax, NS

October 20, 2016

Further to a Settlement Agreement approved by a Hearing Committee of the College on September 30, 2016, and in accordance with section 51 of the Nova Scotia Medical Act the licence of Dr. Robert Wadden of Halifax, NS has been suspended for four weeks commencing October 11, 2016 and continuing to and including November 7, 2016.  Decision

Notice Regarding Interim Licence Suspension of Dr. Erica Gilliatt of Halifax, NS

October 6, 2016

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that pursuant to Section 45 of the Nova Scotia Medical Act, an interim suspension has been placed on the licence of Dr. Erica Gilliatt, pending further decision of the Investigation Committee or the Hearing Committee.


College News & Announcements

Late Fees for Medical Licence and Corporation Permit Renewal Now in Effect

December 1, 2016

Medical licence and corporation permit renewal was open for the month of November. Renewals received between December 1 to December 31 are now subject to the following late fees:

Medical licence renewal late fee $437.50
• Corporation permit renewal late fee $25.00

If you are licenced to practise medicine in Nova Scotia, you must renew your medical licence. As per the Medical Act, a medical licence expires if not renewed by January 1, 2017.

If you are a physician practising medicine under a corporation in which you are listed as a Medical Director, you must also renew your corporation permit. As per the Medical Professional Corporations Act, you cannot practise medicine under an expired corporate permit.

The College cannot guarantee applications received after December 12 will be processed before December 31.

If you are discontinuing your licence, please review the necessary steps required to do so. If you are permanently or temporarily closing a practice, please review the statutory and regulatory requirements.


    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:

    • Licensing qualified and competent physicians to practise medicine
    • Investigating and resolving physician-related complaints on behalf of the public
    • Monitoring and maintaining standards of practice through peer assessment
    • Developing professional standards and guidelines to support high standards of medical practice and ethical conduct‚Äč

    The College's 2016-2017 Strategic Plan

      Building Bridges, the College's 2015 Annual Report