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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

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. David Soussou

April 3, 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. David Soussou has agreed to a reprimand and conditions issued by the College.  Summary of Decision

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Revised Professional Standards Approved by Council

March 29, 2017

At its March meeting, the Council of the College approved the following professional standards and guidelines:

Professional Standard Regarding Care of Patients Who Have Received Treatment Outside Canada
Professional Standard Regarding Review of Monitored Drug History Before Prescribing

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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    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

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      Building Bridges, the College's 2015 Annual Report