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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.

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Ministry Submission Update

The Ministry reviewed our initial submission, requested some more information, and asked that we survey the membership. We have now responded to the Ministry’s requests. You can read our response to the Ministry’s questions here.

Registration Renewal, APR & QAP Reporting

All midwives are required to be up-to-date with their registration, Active Practice Reports, and Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Requirements.  The period for renewal and for submitting reports starts August 1, and continues to October 1, 2018.

July 2018 On Call Newsletter

We are pleased to share our July 2018 edition of our On Call Newsletter. This edition covers Council decisions around the Fee & Remuneration By-law and General By-law, shares information about open public consultations, changes to the College’s Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy, impacts of Bill 87, and responds to questions about the revised Second Birth Attendant Standard.

Message from the President

The midwife-client relationship is based on trust, with clients expecting a midwife who is highly skilled and knowledgeable. The majority of midwives in Ontario meet all of the College’s high standards, and it is our job as regulators to ensure families can trust that their midwife will provide safe and excellent care at all times. Sexual abuse by a midwife violates that trust and is never acceptable. The College has zero tolerance for sexual abuse and has the responsibility to investigate all complaints.

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