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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.


Open Consultation: General By-law

We are inviting public comments on proposed changes to the College of Midwives of Ontario’s General By-law. Changes include increasing the standard that we hold Council members to by requiring those seeking positions on Council and Committees to meet new criteria for eligibility and undergo training; and allowing members of the public to join College […]

APA Type 1 Program Update

In 2014, the College created the Alternate Practice Arrangement (APA) Type 1 program (Modified Primary Care) to support interprofessional care models and to respond to requests from midwives for flexibility in the delivery of midwifery care. The APA Type 1 program gave midwives alternate ways to practice, subject to approval from the Registrar, in the […]

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 […]

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