By The Canadian Press
SYDNEY — A doctor convicted of second-degree manslaughter in the death of his wife four years ago has opened a medical practice in Sydney.
The Cape Breton District Health Authority confirmed that Dr. Steven Hall began practising a few days ago. The Halifax native was sentenced in 2010 to five years in prison in the death of his wife, Isabel, a native of Sydney River, N.S. The woman was run over on Herrington Lake in Kentucky by a pontoon boat driven by her husband, who served 31 months before being granted parole.
Hall has maintained the incident was an accident and unsuccessfully appealed his conviction. He could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Rex Dunn, vice-president of medicine with the Cape Breton District Health Authority, said Hall has been warned that he could be “in for a bit of a rough ride” for the next while. Dunn said Hall applied to the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons for a licence to practise medicine in the province about eight months ago.
He said the college has a “very strong credentialing practice” and that the college performed additional competency, character and psychological tests.
“After all of that, they were satisfied that he was a safe, competent physician and issued him a licence,” said Dunn.
- Cape Breton Post