HomePhysician PracticePeer Review
Physician participation in a peer and practice assessment is a requirement of the Nova Scotia Medical Act. This helps ensure physicians are adhering to acceptable standards in practice, while also identifying potential areas for improvement.
The College is completing the redesign of its Peer Review Program in alignment with emerging best practices in physician assessment.
The new Peer Review Program has a quality improvement mandate and includes a direct assessment of:
New Peer Review Program
Key steps in the development of the new Peer Review Program include:
1. A review of national and international approaches to practice assessment used by medical regulators.
2. A literature review of best practices and emerging research on assessment of physicians in practice.
3. The College engaged in a months-long consultation process with:
4. Prospective peer reviewers completed an orientation and training workshop during which they:
5. Program Pilot Underway
For more information on the Peer Review program contact:
Mary Power, Program Manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org