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Presentation by Opioid Expert Dr. David Juurlink Oct. 17 in Halifax

October 3, 2017

The past two decades have witnessed a dramatic increase in opioid prescribing, along with an increase in opioid-related harms. 

The College is hosting an evening presentation by Dr. David Juurlink. Dr. Juurlink's presentation will include a discussion of the measures needed to reduce the toll of opioid addiction and improve the care of patients with chronic pain.

Dr. Juurlink is the Eaton Scholar and professor of medicine, pediatrics and health policy at the University of Toronto, where he is director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Registration for this presentation is now closed as the venue has reached capacity. If you wish to have your name placed on the event wait list, please contact us at: You will be contacted should space become available. Thank you for your interest in this presentation.  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 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