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Disciplinary Decisions & Interim
Licence Sanctions

College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Sockalingam Senthillmohan

January 5, 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. Sockalingam Senthillmohan has agreed to a reprimand and conditions issued by the College.  Summary of Decision

Important Notice Regarding Dr. Rafid Al-Nassar

November 30, 2016

The medical licence of Dr. Rafid Al-Nassar has been suspended, pursuant to Section 45 of the Medical Act, on an interim basis until further notice, effective midnight November 29, 2016.


College News & Announcements

New and Updated Professional Standards and Guidelines

January 5, 2017

At its December meeting, the Council of the College approved the following professional standards and guidelines:

Professional Standards Regarding the Exemption to the Requirement for Direct Patient Contact When Prescribing 'Take Home' Naloxone

Professional Standards Regarding Infection Prevention and Control in the Physician's Office

Professional Standard and Guidelines Regarding Informed Patient Consent to Treatment

Professional Standards and Guidelines Regarding Sexual Misconduct in the Physician-Patient Relationship

Physicians are expected to stay current with professional standards and guidelines. The complete catalogue of professional standards and guidelines is available any time to all physicians on the College website.


    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 2016-2017 Strategic Plan

      Building Bridges, the College's 2015 Annual Report