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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

Go Slow When Tapering Patients on High Dose Opioids

June 22, 2017

The College’s Council recently endorsed the 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain as evidence of best practice.  

Among the many recommendations, the guidelines identify that opioids are not a first line choice for chronic non-cancer pain. When opioids are indicated, an upper limit of 90 morphine equivalents per day is strongly recommended.  Read more

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    Disciplinary Decisions & Interim
    Licence Sanctions

    College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Mark Kazimirski

    August 3, 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. Mark Kazimirski has agreed to a reprimand issued by the College.  Summary of Decision

    College Announces Decision Regarding Dr. Ronen Jhirad

    July 11, 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. Ronen Jhirad has agreed to a reprimand issued by the College.  Summary of Decision

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    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