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Disciplinary Decisions

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti of Pugwash, NS

June 27th, 2016

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of a complaint and pursuant to the Medical Act, Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti has agreed to a reprimand and conditions on his licence to practice medicine.

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College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. James Alexander Collins of Port Hawkesbury, NS

June 27th, 2016

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that as a result of a complaint and pursuant to the Medical Act, Dr. James Alexander Collins has agreed to a reprimand and conditions on his licence to practice medicine.

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College News & Announcements

College Professional Standard Regarding Medical Assistance in Dying Now Available

June 22nd, 2016

Canada's federal legislation outlining the process and eligibility for medical assistance in dying in Canada received royal assent June 17th.

The College's Professional Standard Regarding Medical Assistance in Dying has been revised to ensure alignment with Bill C-14. 

Eligible patients will be able to access medical assistance in dying through the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physicians are asked to contact the College if they require further clarification. 

Professional Standard Regarding Medical Assistance in Dying for Nova Scotia Physicians

June 3rd, 2016

The suspension of the Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous Carter decision decriminalizing physician assisted death will end on June 6th. In preparation the College has developed a Professional Standard Regarding Medical Assistance in Dying. Eligible patients according to this standard will be able to access this service through the Nova Scotia Health Authority.  Read more...

College Endorses the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

June 1st, 2016

At its May 27th meeting, the College Council endorsed the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain as best practices for physicians in Nova Scotia.

“We recognize these guidelines represent a significant departure from present practice for many physicians,” said Dr. Gus Grant, Registrar and CEO of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.  Read more...

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At its May 27th, 2016 meeting, the College's Council endorsed the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain as best practices for physicians in Nova Scotia.

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain - United States, 2016 - Clinical Review
The Journal of the American Medical Association
March 15th, 2016

Reducing the Risks of Relief -
The CDC Opioid-Prescribing Guideline

The New England Journal of Medicine
April 21st, 2016

Opioid Abuse in Chronic Pain:
Misconceptions and Mitigation Strategies

The New England Journal of Medicine
March 31st, 2016

Prescribing Opioids for Pain Management
The College has compiled a list of resources to support best practices in the prescribing of opioids

 

Upcoming Events:

Atlantic Pain Conference
October 10th in Halifax

The Prescribing Course:
Safe Opioid Prescribing for Non-Cancer Pain

October 15th in Halifax

90th Annual Dalhousie Medical School Refresher
December 1st to 3rd in Halifax

 

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 of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia's 2015-2016 Strategic Plan

    
       Building Bridges, the CPSNS 2015 Annual Report