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Licence Sanctions

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Karen Fewer

February 15, 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. Karen Fewer has agreed to a reprimand and conditions issued by the College.  Summary of Decision

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Aliasghar Norouzian of Sydney, NS

January 30, 2017

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that by the decision dated December 6, 2016 the Investigation Committee approved an agreement between the College and Dr. Aliasghar Norouzian.

Dr. Norouzian has admitted to misrepresentation of information when applying for a medical licence and that such a breach constitutes professional misconduct within the meaning of the Medical Act. Dr. Norouzian has consented to the revocation of his licence to practise medicine in Nova Scotia. Dr. Norouzian may only apply for a licence in the future if he satisfies the Registration Committee that he meets all requirements for licensure, including that of having the capacity, competence and character to safely and ethically practice medicine.  Summary of Decision


College News & Announcements

Call for Public Representative to College Council

February 3, 2017

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia is seeking an individual to serve as a public representative on its Council. The successful candidate will be asked to represent the public perspective regarding the regulation of the medical profession.  Read More

New and Updated Professional Standards and Guidelines

January 5, 2017

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

Professional Standards Regarding the Exemption to the Requirement for Direct Patient Contact When Prescribing 'Take Home' Naloxone
Professional Standards Regarding Infection Prevention and Control in the Physician's Office
Professional Standard and Guidelines Regarding Informed Patient Consent to Treatment
Professional Standards and Guidelines Regarding Sexual Misconduct in the Physician-Patient Relationship

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.


    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:

    • 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

      Building Bridges, the College's 2015 Annual Report