News

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 Curtis Steele has been revoked.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.




Notice: Dr. Johnathan Taylor of Dartmouth

June 30, 2014

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Nova Scotia Medical Act, an interim suspension has been placed on the medical licence of Dr. Johnathan Taylor of Dartmouth, effective 5 p.m. on June 27, 2014
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Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti Appeal

June 20, 2014

Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti has filed an appeal of the College's Hearing Committee decision of May 12, 2014, with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. The disposition issued by the College's Hearing Committee is stayed pending the Court's ruling on the appeal.




The College’s 2014-2016 Strategic Plan (Updated)
June 16, 2014

The College's Strategic Plan was reviewed at its May 23rd Council meeting.  An updated plan is now available (PDF download).



New College President
June 4, 2014

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that Dr. James MacLachlan  has been appointed College President for the 2014-2016 term. 

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About Us

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).