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P.E.I. health minister wants to streamline accreditation process for doctors

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CHARLOTTETOWN - Prince Edward Island's health minister says he wants to make it easier for doctors to get their licence to practice on the Island.

Doug Currie says the current accreditation process involves large volumes of tedious paperwork and prevents some physicians from coming to P.E.I.

He says he raised the issue two years ago, but the P.E.I. College of Physicians and Surgeons — which has the sole authority to issue physician licences in the province — wasn't interested in changing the process.

Currie says he's urging the college to discuss streamlining the process to attract more doctors from other provinces.

The Atlantic health ministers plan on discussing the creation of a regional standard for physician licences at a meeting in June.

(Charlottetown Guardian)

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