July 9, 2015
A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has accepted the 2015 Settlement Agreement advanced by the College and Dr. Stephen Harley and recommended by an Investigation Committee of the College pursuant to section 51 of the Medical Act.
Dr. Harley has admitted to breaching the 2013 Settlement Agreement with the College and that such breach constitutes professional misconduct within the meaning of the Medical Act. Dr. Harley has consented to the revocation of his licence to practise medicine in Nova Scotia. The revocation is effective as of November 3, 2014, the date when Dr. Harley admitted his breach to the College.
June 9, 2015
Dr. Gus Grant has been elected President of the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC). Dr. Grant, AB, LLB, CCFP, is the Registrar and CEO of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.
FMRAC is a national organization with the provincial and territorial medical regulatory authorities as its members. FMRAC develops positions and policies on issues relating to the regulation of medicine in Canada.
June 5, 2015
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hosted the panel discussion, “The Moral and Professional Implications of the Supreme Court Decision on Physician-Assisted Dying” on May 22, 2015 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The panel was moderated by Dr. Gus Grant, Registrar and CEO of the College. Panelists were Jocelyn Downie, Dr. Rocco Gerace, Dr. Jeff Kirby and Dr. Nuala Patricia Kenny.