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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.


Implementing the Professional Standards

As members are aware, the College is changing from more prescriptive standards to a principles-based approach that defines the fundamental ethical and professional standards that the College expects all practices and individual midwives to meet. While we anticipate that the change to the new, more principles-based Professional Standards will not have a major impact on […]

New Bill 87 Provisions

In 2017, the Ontario Legislature approved Bill 87, The Protecting Patients Act, 2017.  Bill 87 has come into force in two stages, and the College has responded to all requirements in the Bill.  You can read about changes that came into effect in May 2017 here. On May 1st, 2018, other provisions in Bill 87 […]

Midwives required to keep information up to date.

This post is meant as a helpful reminder to members about your requirements to keep information up to date. It has come to our attention that some members of the College are not updating their profiles in the Member Portal in a timely manner, we are asking that all midwives take time in the next 30 […]

April 2018 ON CALL

We’re pleased to share our April 2018 newsletter! This edition has information about two public consultations we’ve recently launched, the new Professional Standards, and more. We also share some highlights from our last Council meeting.  Click here to review our April 2018 edition of On Call. On Call is the College’s digital newsletter offering quick and easy-to-read information […]

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