NS introduces legislation that enables restrictions on dentistry licenses

April 17, 2015

New legislation has been proposed in Nova Scotia that will allow the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia to set restrictions and limitations on new licensees. Currently, the provincial regulating body can only approve or deny licenses, but the new legislation would allow the Board to place conditions on new licensees such as practising under supervision or attending additional ethics courses. The changes were requested by the Board in response to the Facebook scandal at Dalhousie University’s dentistry school and are similar to those in place in other jurisdictions. If the legislation is passed this spring it will be enacted immediately. Globe and Mail