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The College of Midwives of Ontario was established with the proclamation of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991  (RHPA) and the Midwifery Act, 1991 on December 31, 1993 to govern midwifery. The mandate of the College is to regulate the profession of midwifery in accordance with the RHPA. The College’s primary obligation to the public is to ensure that members of the profession are qualified, skilled, and competent in the area in which they practise.


Survey for Midwives

We are asking midwives to participate in a survey about replacing the current list of laboratory tests and the current list of prescription drugs with broader authority to order laboratory tests and prescription drugs (including controlled substances) that are in the scope of practice as defined by the Midwifery Act, 1991. As you may know, the College […]

Elections for new College Council Members now open! 

The College of Midwives of Ontario Council is holding an election to fill two open positions for professional members on Council. These three-year terms start in October 2018 and conclude in October 2021. Council is the College’s governing body, responsible for making decisions that best serve the public interest and improve the quality of midwifery […]

Professional Standards for Midwives in Effect

The new Professional Standards for Midwives come into effect today. Members are now required to practise according to the new standards. You can review the new Professional Standards here, and download a PDF of the Professional Standards here. You can find all standards of practice that apply to midwives here on our website, as well as […]

Important APA Type 1 Update

This update is for all members of the College with a current Alternate Practice Arrangement (APAs) Type 1.  A proposal to eliminate the APA Type 1 (Modified Primary Care) program is going forward to the College of Midwives of Ontario Council on June 13th. If you are a midwife that currently has an APA Type 1 […]

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