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Call for Council Nominations  

Physicians and public members serving on Council commit their time and energy to fulfilling the mandate of the College. This year there are two seats up for election on Council. Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 6th at 4:00 p.m.


Call for Nominations to Council for Medical Residents' Position  

Those serving on the College's Council commit their time and energy to fulfilling the mandate of the College. The election of the Residents' position on the Council of the College is required in 2015. Information for residents intending to run for Council . The deadline for receipt of nominations is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6th.


Dr. John Fraser Recipient of Award Recognizing Physician Excellence  

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce Dr. John Fraser as this year’s recipient of its Gold-Headed Cane Award. The award recognizes an outstanding community-based physician who exemplifies professionalism in service to their patients, profession and community. The award was presented to Dr. Fraser by the President of the College Dr. James MacLachlan.


College Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on Physician-assisted Death  

The unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of Canada striking down the ban on providing a physician-assisted death will be carefully reviewed by the College. The court suspended its declaration for a year in order to allow federal and provincial governments time to draft any new legislative provisions.


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Practising Medicine in Nova Scotia: A Physician Checklist

A physician practising medicine in Nova Scotia must ensure that they fulfill all mandatory medical regulatory requirements. This document provides a checklist along with a concise summary of such requirements.

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