Advocacy

Position statements

Representing the association’s views on various issues to inform stakeholder, the media and the public. 

Nova Scotia Health Authority

The association has provided the Minister of Health with five recommendations on how it feels the government should handle the physician-centric issues that are resulting from the district health authorities (DHA) merger. Read more >


Electronic cigarettes

In February 2014, Doctors Nova Scotia endorsed Smoke Free Nova Scotia’s position on electronic cigarettes and committed to support the government’s efforts to regulate products. Read more >


Legalizing marijuana

Doctors Nova Scotia’s Policy and Health Issues Committee (PHIC) has been following the issue of legalizing marijuana since changes were proposed in 2015.Read more >


Mandatory influenza immunization for health-care workers

Doctors Nova Scotia is prepared to support mandatory influenza immunization for health-care workers if conditions warrant it. Read more >


Restricting billing numbers

Doctors Nova Scotia does not support restricting billing numbers because it is not an effective recruitment and retention tool. Read more >