For the Public

The College acts in the public interest to regulate physicians who practice in Newfoundland and Labrador.

We license new physicians, ensuring they have the right training and experience to provide safe and quality medical care to the people of our province. We also set standards for professional conduct and behaviour for physicians, manage complaints about physicians, and promote continued competence of physicians.

Physician Search

Our public register contains detailed information about all physicians who are licensed to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador. Using the Physician Search, you can find a physician by name, licence number, location, or area of practice.

If you are looking to find a new physician, you may find helpful information on the Patient Connect website. Please note that the College is not responsible for maintaining or updating the Patient Connect website.

What to Expect of Your Physician

The College sets standards of professional conduct for physicians. We expect your physician to act in your best interest, communicate clearly and honestly, and offer professional care and advice that meets our standards.

We have summarized what patients can expect of their physician in areas such as communication, physical examinations, virtual care and medical records. For more information, you can also review the College’s professional Standards of Practice and Practice Guidelines. If you have a question about an interaction with your physician, please Contact Us.

Making a Complaint

Through the College’s professional conduct process, individuals can make a complaint about a physician’s standard of practice or professionalism.

If you are concerned about the medical care that a physician has provided, almost always, your best first step is to speak to the physician directly about your concern or contact the Chief of Staff or Client Relations Office at the hospital where you were treated. If you do not wish to do so, or if talking does not resolve matters, you can make a complaint about the physician.

Complimenting a Physician

If you have received excellent medical care and wish to let the physician know how much you appreciated their care, you can send them a compliment.

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