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College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Mohsen Yavari of Glace Bay, NS 

July 7th, 2016

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that by the decision rendered February 2, 2016 and an Addendum Decision rendered June 3, 2016, the Investigation Committee approved an agreement between the College and Dr. Mohsen Yavari.

The agreement states that Dr. Yavari’s licence to practise medicine was revoked effective February 16, 2016. The agreement also permits Dr. Yavari to apply for the reinstatement of his Defined Licence after the expiration of a minimum period of 4 months, if all criteria for the issuing of a Defined Licence are met.  Summary of Decision

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti of Pugwash, NS

June 27th, 2016

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. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti has agreed to a reprimand and conditions on his licence to practice medicine.  Summary of Decision

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. James Alexander Collins of Port Hawkesbury, NS

June 27th, 2016

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. James Alexander Collins has agreed to a reprimand and conditions on his licence to practice medicine.  Summary of Decision

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College News & Announcements

Office Closure – August 1st

The College will be closed on Monday, August 1st for Natal Day and will re-open Tuesday, August 2nd at 8:00 a.m.

College Professional Standard Regarding Medical Assistance in Dying Now Available

June 22nd, 2016

Canada's federal legislation outlining the process and eligibility for medical assistance in dying in Canada received royal assent June 17th. The College's Professional Standard Regarding Medical Assistance in Dying has been revised to ensure alignment with Bill C-14. 

Eligible patients will be able to access medical assistance in dying through the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physicians are asked to contact the College if they require further clarification.

College Endorses the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

June 1st, 2016

At its May 27th meeting, the College Council endorsed the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain as best practices for physicians in Nova Scotia.

“We recognize these guidelines represent a significant departure from present practice for many physicians,” said Dr. Gus Grant, Registrar and CEO of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. 

“The existing threshold dose is 200 milligrams per day of morphine. The CDC guidelines urge caution at doses of 50 milligrams and to avoid doses in excess of 90 milligrams. In essence, this represents a dramatic change, a dramatic reduction in acceptable dosages for chronic non-cancer pain,” said Dr. Grant.  Read more...

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The College's Council endorsed the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain as best practices for physicians in Nova Scotia.

Prescribing Opioids for Pain Management
The College has compiled a list of resources to support best practices in the prescribing of opioids

Your guide to filing a complaint about a doctor (PDF)

Upcoming Events:

Atlantic Pain Conference
October 14th in Halifax

The Prescribing Course:
Safe Opioid Prescribing for Non-Cancer Pain

October 15th in Halifax

90th Annual Dalhousie Refresher
December 1st - 3rd in Halifax

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 of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia's 2016-2017 Strategic Plan

    
       Building Bridges, the CPSNS 2015 Annual Report