Disciplinary Decisions & Interim
College Announces Interim Restrictions on the Medical Licence of Dr. Rafid Al-Nassar
February 23, 2017
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that the interim suspension of the medical licence of Dr. Rafid Al-Nassar, pursuant to Section 45 of the Medical Act, has been lifted.
The College gives notice that effective immediately, interim restrictions have been placed on the medical licence of Dr. Al-Nassar. Dr. Al-Nassar is required to have a chaperone present for all patient encounters, except those that occur in the operating room. A College sign regarding this requirement is to be placed in all waiting rooms and examination rooms where patients are seen.
College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Karen Fewer
February 15, 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. Karen Fewer has agreed to a reprimand and conditions issued by the College. Summary of Decision
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College News & Announcements
New and Updated Professional Standards and Guidelines
January 5, 2017
At its December meeting, the Council of the College approved the following professional standards and guidelines:
• Exemption to the Requirement for Direct Patient Contact When Prescribing 'Take Home' Naloxone
• Infection Prevention and Control in the Physician's Office
• Informed Patient Consent to Treatment
• Sexual Misconduct in the Physician-Patient Relationship
Physicians are expected to stay current with professional standards and guidelines. The complete catalogue of professional standards and guidelines is available any time to all physicians on the College website.
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