As Nova Scotia’s MIRTP regulator, our mandate is to protect the public by supporting MIRTPs to provide safe, competent, ethical and compassionate care. We recognize the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and we are taking steps to maintain the health and safety of our staff, guests and the public.
The NSCMIRTP's aligns office restrictions with the Nova Scotia Public Health COVID-19 restrictions. Staff are currently working a hybrid model of 50% office and 50% virtually and are available by email and phone. To meet in person please arrange an appointment in advance. Stakeholders should not experience any disruption in service. Please email email@example.com or call 902-832-3167 to contact a member of staff.
Immunizations have a significant and positive impact on the health of our population. Widespread vaccination shortens the duration of disease outbreaks, maintains public safety, reduces the burden on the health care system and keeps health care providers safe to care for clients in need. The NSCMIRTP recommends that MIRTPs be vaccinated against COVID-19 and encourages MIRTPs to use current science-based sources and their knowledge, and ethical frameworks as the foundation for their decision. NSCMIRTP also recommends that any decision to require MIRTPs to be vaccinated should be made by MIRTPs and employers in consideration of the practice context.
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As part of our collaborative efforts, we have been sharing information from our provincial and federal government partners related to the COVID-19 vaccine and other pandemic information. However, please be aware that NSCMIRTP is not responsible for matters related to vaccine certification, education, hiring/employment, or non-regulatory communications. If you have any questions about the COVID vaccine program, please reach out to the Department of Health & Wellness at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about licensing, professional practice, or any other area of our mandate, please let us know.
We continue to operate within our mandate to issue licenses to qualified MIRTPs in Nova Scotia, set the practice standards, support MIRTPs to uphold the standards, approve MIRTP education programs, enhance the continuing competence of MIRTPs, and address complaints received about MIRTP practice.
For the most current information on the virus, visit:
NSHEALTH COVID-19 Research and Learning Opportunities
Includes recommendations for health care providers based on constantly changing ongoing research
Everyone should get tested regularly for COVID-19. Even if you have no symptoms or only mild symptoms, you should get tested.
Visit the Nova Scotia Health Authority website for more information about testing. Please do not call 811 for general information about testing. Only call 811 if you can’t book a test online.
Please review the current possible exposure notices and follow the public health direction if a notice applies to you.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Webinar for Health Care Providers Presents : COVID-19 Variants and Vaccines
The Public Health Agency of Canada COVID-19 vaccine webinars can be found at: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/training.html#a2
@ the National Collaboration Centre for Infectious Diseases : https://nccid.ca/phac-webinars-on-covid-19-vaccines/
@ CANVax: https://canvax.ca/
Nova Scotia Vaccination Plan
From the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
Nova Scotia COVID-19 Vaccine Program – Information for Health Care Professionals – August 5, 2021.
This evergreen document is also available at: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/info-for-professionals.asp (Immunization tab).
New information/notable updates include:
Minimum intervals for mixed COVID-19 vaccine schedules (question 21) *new*
Balancing COVID-19 vaccine wastage with opportunities to vaccinate all eligible individuals (question 31) *new*
Third doses of COVID-19 vaccines (question 31) *new*
Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology guidance link for health care professionals regarding vaccination in individuals with confirmed or suspected allergic conditions (question 39) *new*
The Department of Health and Wellness of the Nova Scotia Government is the lead on informing the public. Please visit their website for all health-related questions.
Date Posted: September 16, 2021