News

2015 CAPP Registration
September 5, 2014

The Clinician Assessment for Practice Program (CAPP) will not be accepting new candidates to the program at this time. This is due to the increase in the number of candidates  and the limited number of available CAPP supervisors for 2015.

Current applicants on the 2015 wait list will be invited to participate in the program.  Following this, if there are any remaining program spaces available, registration for CAPP will be open to additional candidates.  Please visit the CAPP website for updates.




College announces decision regarding Dr. Dzierzanowski
August 7, 2014

A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has concluded its investigation of Dr. Martin Dzierzanowski, of Truro, Nova Scotia.

A summary of the decision is available on the College website.



Lower Sackville Clinic Patients
August 7, 2014

Due to the closure of the Lower Sackville Clinic owned by Calian Technologies Ltd., patients are advised to call Dr. Roy Harding’s office in the event of an urgent medical issue at: 902-256-3300. The office will also direct patients on how to access specific medical records if required.


College announces decision regarding Dr. Curtis Steele
July 16, 2014

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that pursuant to Section 57 of the Medical Act, the licence to practice medicine of Dr. Curtis Steele has been revoked.

A summary of this decision and the settlement agreement are available on the College website.




New Policy Regarding the Authorization of Marijuana for Medical Purposes
July 7, 2014

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has issued a new policy to help physicians understand their responsibilities pursuant to the new marijuana for medical purposes regulations.  

The policy is as follows:

The College considers the authorization of marijuana for medical purposes to be a clinical act and an insured service.  Physicians must not bill patients directly for services related to the authorization of marijuana for medical purposes, which includes the completion of any required forms. 

Physicians must only authorize the use of marijuana for medical purposes in the context of a bona fide patient‐doctor relationship. Physicians may only authorize the use of marijuana for medical purposes when in direct, in-person contact with their patients.




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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. Among other responsibilities, the College undertakes the following:

Building Bridges, the CPSNS 2013 Annual Report is now available (PDF download).