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Notice Regarding Interim Licence Suspension of Dr. Jalal Baghaee of Parrsboro, NS  

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. Jalal Baghaee. The suspension commenced March 4, 2015 and will continue until further notice.

Notice Regarding Dr. Enyinnaya Ezema  

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that Dr. Enyinnaya Ezema, Pictou County, NS is not presently licensed to practise medicine in the province, effective April 20th, 2015.

Patients of Dr. Ezema can contact the Mental Health Services in New Glasgow. Emergency services can be accessed through the clinic during open hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or by calling the clinic at 902-755-1137.

College Closes CAPP Program  

The College will not be offering the Clinician Assessment for Practice Program (CAPP) examination going forward and has cancelled the exam scheduled for June, 2015.


Launched in 2005, CAPP was designed to select and support International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are practice-ready, without any additional formal residency training in Canada. It created a pathway for IMGs to receive provisional licensure to practise with supervision in underserviced communities, while working towards full medical licensure.  

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.

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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