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Online Renewal of Your Medical Licence & Corporation Permit Opens November 1

October 18, 2017

Annual medical licence renewal opens November 1, 2017

If you are a physician practising medicine under a corporation in which you are listed as a Medical Director, you must also renew your corporation permit. This permit must also be renewed each year with the College.

Online renewal of your medical licence and corporation permit is open from November 1 until November 30, 2017.  Read more

Dalhousie University - Faculty of Medicine Admissions Review Committee Report Now Available

July 6, 2017

Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine has released its 2016 Admissions Review Committee Report.

The purpose of the review was to ensure that the admissions process bolstered the Faculty of Medicine’s commitment to service, excellence and broad considerations of diversity.  Read more


    Disciplinary Decisions & Interim
    Licence Sanctions

    College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Christian Hackshaw

    October 19, 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. Christian Hackshaw has agreed to a reprimand issued by the College.  Summary of Decision

    College Announces Interim Restrictions on the Medical Licence of Dr. Manivasan Moodley

    September 22, 2017

    The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that pursuant to Section 45 of the Medical Act, the following interim restrictions have been placed on the medical licence of Dr. Manivasan Moodley.
    Dr. Moodley is required to have an attendant present for all female patient encounters from beginning to end. The attendant must have an unobstructed view of any procedure performed. The attendant will be a regulated healthcare professional, approved by the College. A College sign regarding this requirement is to be placed in all waiting rooms and examination rooms where patients are seen. Dr. Moodley is required to avoid contact with his patients outside the clinical setting.


    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 2017-2018 Strategic Plan