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Disciplinary Decisions & Interim
Licence Sanctions

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Jalal Hosein

May 11, 2017

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of a complaint and pursuant to the Nova Scotia Medical Act, Dr. Jalal Hosein has agreed to a reprimand and conditions issued by the College.  Summary of Decision

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Deanna Swinamer

April 11, 2017

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of a complaint and pursuant to the Nova Scotia Medical Act, Dr. Deanna Swinamer has agreed to a reprimand and a caution issued by the College.  Summary of Decision

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College News & Announcements

College Registrar & CEO Reappointed

May 24, 2017

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. D.A. (Gus) Grant as Registrar and CEO.  Read more

Gold-Headed Cane Award Recipient

May 15, 2017

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce Dr. Peter Jackson as the recipient of its 2016 Gold-Headed Cane AwardRead more

22nd Annual General Meeting

May 2, 2017

All members and associate members of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia are invited to attend its 22nd Annual General Meeting.  Read more

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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:

    • 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