New Monitored Drug Prescribing Policy for Physicians in NS – Effective June 1st
April 7, 2014

On March 21st, the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia approved a new policy regarding the prescribing of monitored drugs.

The policy is as follows:

When caring for patients in episodic, urgent or emergent care settings, physicians must review the patient’s drug profile as maintained by the NSPMP prior to prescribing narcotics or any controlled drugs or substances. Read more…

This policy is effective June 1st, 2014.

Through the NSPMP eAccess web application, prescribers and pharmacists can quickly access the most recent 18 months of prescribing history. 

Complete your Nova Scotia Physician Achievement Review (NSPAR) online!
April 1, 2014

To ease the time commitment and simply the review process for physician, all physicians selected to participate in the Nova Scotia Physician Achievement Review (NSPAR) will have the option to complete the review online.

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Survey Tools for the Nova Scotia Physician Achievement Review (NSPAR) for General Practitioners have been redesigned!  

April 1, 2014 
The College is pleased to announce that the survey tools associated with the NSPAR review process for 
General Practitioners have been extensively re‐designed.

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Update regarding Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti of Pugwash

March 19, 2014

A Hearing Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia reconvened March 18th, 2014 to consider submissions on final disposition and costs arising from its decision of September 27, 2013 concerning Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti, a family physician in Pugwash, Nova Scotia. The Committee has adjourned and its written decision will be forthcoming.

CPSNS Launches Online Medical Registration

March 4, 2014

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia is now accepting applications for medical registration through a new national portal,

The application for medical registration in Nova Scotia is now open to all new candidates applying for:

  • a Full Licence;
  • Defined Licence; or
  • Temporary Registration in Nova Scotia. 
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