Notice Regarding Interim Licence Suspension of Dr. Mohsen Yavari of Glace Bay, NS
March 2nd, 2016
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that pursuant to Section 45 of the Nova Scotia Medical Act, an interim suspension has been placed on the licence of Dr. Mohsen Yavari, pending further decision of the Investigation Committee or the Hearing Committee.
Important Notice Regarding Dr. William Vitale
February 26th, 2016
The medical licence of Dr. William Vitale has been suspended on an interim basis until further notice, effective February 26th, 2016.
February 17th, 2016
Further to a Settlement Agreement approved by a Hearing Committee of the College on August 28th, 2015, the licence of Dr. Robert Wadden of Halifax, NS was suspended for a period of six months, to be served in two equal terms. The second half of this period of suspension will be served from March 1st to May 31st, 2016. Dr. Wadden is not authorized to practice medicine during this period of suspension.
A Summary of the Hearing Committee's decision published by the College on October 1st, 2015
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Medial Aid in Dying: Update
April 15th, 2016
Legislation regarding medical assistance in dying was tabled in the House of Commons on April 14th. Bill C-14 lays out specific criteria for Canadians who wish to end their lives with the help of a medical professional.
In anticipation of this legislation, regulatory Colleges across the country had drafted professional standards, to provide guidance to both the profession and the public on the delivery of this service in their respective jurisdictions.
The College led a working group comprised of stakeholders from government and the health and legal professions. Working over several months this group developed a Draft Standard of Practice: Physician-Assisted Death. The College in collaboration with Doctors Nova Scotia, made available the draft document for broad online consultation. A full report of this consultation along with an executive summary is available.
The College's working group will reconvene in order to align its professional standard with federal legislation and to provide direction on some matters not addressed in the proposed law.
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