Health Workforce Innovations in Response to the COVID Pandemic
Fast-track emergency licences to recently retired physicians
There is a need for increased health workforce capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSNS) has set up a system to fast-track emergency
licences to physicians who’ve retired in the last two-and-a-half years. Contact the College to determine if your
licence can be reinstated for this purpose. For those who have been retired for longer, the CPSNS is exploring
other ways to use your skills.
Return of retirees
Physicians - Emergency
Physicians - Intensive Care
Physicians - Primary/Family
Physicians - Specialists
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia serves the public by regulating the province’s medical
profession in accordance with the Medical Act and its regulations. All physicians in Nova Scotia must be
licensed by the College in order to practise medicine in the province.