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College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Robert Wadden of Halifax, NS

October 1st, 2015

A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has accepted a Settlement Agreement advanced by the College and Dr. Robert Wadden and recommended by an Investigation Committee of the College pursuant to section 101 of the regulations under the Medical Act.

Dr. Wadden has admitted professional misconduct and has consented to a 6 month period of suspension, a reprimand and conditions on his licence to practice medicine. The suspension will be served in two 3 month intervals, both of which must be concluded no later than May 30, 2016.

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College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Jalal Baghaee, Parrsboro, NS

September 21st, 2015

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that by the decision dated August 6, 2015, the Investigation Committee approved an agreement between the College and Dr. Baghaee. The agreement states that Dr. Baghaee’s licence to practise medicine was revoked effective March 3, 2015. The agreement also permits Dr. Baghaee to apply for the reinstatement of his Defined Licence, with additional conditions, after the expiration of a minimum period of 3 months, if all criteria for the issuing of a Defined Licence are met.

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Supreme Court of Canada Denies Dr. Fashoranti's Application for Appeal

September 3rd, 2015

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti's application to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal the decision of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has been denied.




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New Resources:

Permanently or Temporarily Closing Your Practice:
A Guide For Physicians

A physician must comply with a number of statutory and regulatory requirements when permanently or temporarily closing a practice.
Closing your practice requirements

Complaints & Investigations: FAQs
The College has an important responsibility to investigate complaints filed by members of the public about physicians licensed to practise medicine in Nova Scotia. Learn more about the complaint process

Upcoming Events:

Atlantic Pain Conference 2015  - October 16th in Halifax

The Prescribing Course: Safe Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain - November 7th in Amherst


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 policies 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 2014 Annual Report