The College will be closed on Monday, February 15th for Nova Scotia Heritage Day. The College will re-open on Tuesday, February 16th at 8:00 a.m.
January 18th, 2016
The Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has accepted a Settlement Agreement advanced by the College and Dr. Rayan Alhazmi and recommended by an Investigation Committee of the College pursuant to section 51 of the Nova Scotia Medical Act.
Dr. Alhazmi has admitted professional misconduct and has consented to a reprimand, a licence suspension for 12 months (retroactive to October, 2014, and deemed served), and ongoing restrictions on his licence to practice medicine, the details of which are outlined in the Summary of the Decision, below.
Summary of decision
December 17th, 2015
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. Donald Haigh has agreed to a reprimand issued by the College.
Summary of Decision
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February 11th, 2016
Do you know of a Nova Scotia physician who exemplifies professionalism? If so, consider nominating your colleague for the College's 2016 Gold-Headed Cane Award for Professionalism in the Practice of Medicine.
The award recognizes an outstanding community-based physician who exemplifies professionalism in service to their patients, profession and community.
February 3rd, 2016
The election of a Councillor to the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia in 2016 is required in the following electoral districts:
• District #1 - The counties of Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond, Victoria and Cape Breton
• District #3 - The counties of Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens and Lunenburg
• District #4 - The counties of Hants, Kings, Annapolis and Digby
Supreme Court of Canada Grants Extension for Physician-Assisted Death
January 15th, 2016
The Supreme Court of Canada has approved in part an application of the Attorney General, granting an extension of 4 months before the taking into effect of its decision on physician-assisted death. The decision allows for patients to apply to court for physician assistance in dying during the period of extension. As well, the Court does not disturb the coming into effect of Quebec's legislation on end of life care.
Decision granting extension
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