College News

Call for Public Representative to College Council  

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia is seeking an individual to serve as a public representative on its Council. The successful candidate will be asked to represent the public perspective regarding the regulation of the medical ...

Holiday Message  

At this time of year, like most organizations, the College sends out season's greetings to all. This year, in lieu of holiday cards, we have made a donation to support the work of the non-profit organization Direction 180 .

College Professional Standard Regarding Medical Assistance in Dying Now Available  

Canada's federal legislation outlining the process and eligibility for medical assistance in dying in Canada received royal assent June 17th.

Health-Care Team Members Offering Medical Assistance in Dying in Nova Scotia Will Not Be Prosecuted  

The province's Public Prosecution Service issued a Directive June 16th confirming it will not prosecute any physicians or members of a health-care team, who participate in the provision of medical assistance in dying that falls within the scope

Professional Standard Regarding Medical Assistance in Dying for Nova Scotian Physicians  

The suspension of the Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous Carter decision  decriminalizing physician assisted death will end on June 6th.

New College President  

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that Dr. William D. Stanish of Halifax has been appointed College President for the 2016-2018 term. 

21st Annual General Meeting  

All members and associate members of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia are invited to attend its 21st Annual General Meeting.

Renew Your Postgraduate Training Licence Starting May 3rd  

The postgraduate training licence renewal is now open. The licence is required in order to return to training. Please renew your postgraduate training licence by May 19th to avoid a late fee.

Medical Aid in Dying: Update  

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.

Licence Renewal Feedback  

This year 2,657 physicians were eligible to renew their licence to practice medicine in Nova Scotia. The College made significant changes to ensure a more user-friendly online renewal experience.

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