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Holiday Season Office Closure  

The College offices will close for the holiday season on Wednesday, December 24th at noon and re-open Monday, January 5th at 8:00 a.m.

New Peer Review Program to be Developed  

In 2015, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS) will transition from its current peer assessment process, the Nova Scotia Physician Achievement Review (NSPAR), to an enhanced peer review program.   

Notice Regarding Dr. Martin Dzierzanowski  

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that Dr. Dzierzanowski has met the conditions imposed by the College's Investigative Committee in its decision dated June 9, 2014.

December 12th : Important date regarding medical corporation renewal  

If you practise medicine under a corporation in which you are listed as a Medical Director, a corporate permit is required. This permit must be renewed annually. 

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CPSNS has launched an awareness campaign aimed at encouraging patients and physicians to discuss pain management alternatives.


Immunization Toolkit for Immunization Providers

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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