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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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*new* Guideline on Ending the Midwife-Client Relationship

An effective midwife-client relationship is based upon mutual trust and respect. This enables the provision of safe and effective care. Circumstances may arise in which either the client or midwife decides to end the midwife-client relationship. We’ve created a new Guideline on Ending the Midwife-Client Relationship to describe situations in which it is appropriate for […]

*new* Guide to the Health Care Consent Act

We have created a new Guide to the Health Care Consent Act to help midwives understand their professional and legal obligation to obtain informed consent prior to providing treatment to clients. The College’s professional standards require that midwives recognize clients as the primary-decision makers and provide informed choice in all aspects of care by: Providing information so […]

Second Birth Attendant Standard

The College of Midwives of Ontario’s revised Second Birth Attendant Standard  came into effect on October 1, 2018. All members are now required to follow the revised standard and should be familiar with the changes. As midwives are aware, the College rescinded the standard requiring two midwives at every birth, as there is no evidence to […]

Call for Experts

The College of Midwives of Ontario is recruiting midwives to work as experts who will provide independent expert opinions on behalf of the College.   What is involved The Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee (ICRC) of the College considers obtaining an independent expert opinion to assist in the consideration of all complaints and Registrar’s report […]

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