Issues archive

Issues archive

Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) develops formal position papers on a variety of health-care issues. Positions are sometimes updated as issues evolve. Position statements that are no longer relevant are archived on this page.

E-cigarettes (2019)

Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) endorsed the Canadian Cancer Society’s position, which calls on the Government of Nova Scotia to amend the Tobacco Access Act to prohibit the sale of all tobacco and e-cigarette products to people under the age of 21 in Nova Scotia. Read more

Legalizing cannabis (2018)

Doctors Nova Scotia released a position statement on the legalization of cannabis in the province which makes six recommendations aimed at minimizing the harms associated with cannabis use. Read more

Palliative care (2018)

Doctors Nova Scotia has 10 recommendations to improve palliative care in Nova Scotia. Read more

Mandatory influenza immunization for health-care workers (2013)

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

Nova Scotia Health Authority (2015) 

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 merging the district health authorities. Read more

Restricting billing numbers (2012) 

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

Physician resourcing in Nova Scotia (2012)

The association supports the province’s physician resource plan and works with our partners on strategies to support positive recruitment in Nova Scotia. Read more