Public Consultations

Public Consultations

 Closed Consultations:

Public Consultation: Professional Standards

At the College of Midwives of Ontario, we are reviewing and refining our approach to regulation, which includes simplifying our standards of practice. Our findings show that our current standards of practice are rigid, complex, and can be difficult to interpret.

We believe midwives do not need a lot of detailed, prescriptive rules to practise competently, ethically, and safely. That is why our Council has decided to apply a more principles-based approach to the development of the standards of practice. The Professional Standards for Midwives (Professional Standards) is the first stage in a broader review of College standards.

The College is committed to delivering a modern, evidence informed approach to regulation, based on the principles of good regulation that focus on our core purpose of protecting the public. Targeted, proportionate regulation is key to that.  Click here for more information on how to share your feedback.

Public Consultation: General Regulation

This consultation has now closed. For more information see: General Regulation (Quality Assurance; Notice of Open Meetings & Hearings; and Intubation of a Newborn) The College seeks to make changes to legislation and regulations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its programs, to respond to best practices in regulation, to remove barriers to the delivery of safe, timely and quality midwifery care, and to improve client experience in the health care system. All legislation and regulations that define and inform the practice and regulation of midwifery, and that require Ministry approval, will be reviewed. At this time, the College Council has approved the General Regulation (Quality Assurance; Notice of Open Meetings and Hearings; and Intubation of a Newborn) for a formal consultation.

Public Consultation: Professional Misconduct Regulation

This consultation has now closed. For more information and to read feedback see here: Professional Misconduct Regulation. The College seeks to make changes to legislation and regulations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its programs, to respond to best practices in regulation, to remove barriers to the delivery of safe, timely and quality midwifery care, and to improve client experience in the health care system. All legislation and regulations that define and inform the practice and regulation of midwifery, and that require Ministry approval, will be reviewed. At this time, the College Council has approved the Professional Misconduct Regulation for a formal consultation.

 

 

Public Consultation: Proposed transparency-related and general by-law amendments.

This consultation has now closed. For more information see here: Proposed Transparency-related and General By-law Amendments. We are seeking your feedback on proposed transparency-related and general by-law In response to public demand and requests from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, all Regulatory Health Colleges, including the College of Midwives of Ontario are taking significant steps to improve transparency of member and governance information available to the public. The College has been working with other health regulators in its consideration of how to meet these requests for greater transparency and make additional information available to the public. The College is committed to providing members of the public with information that enables them to decide who they wish to see for their health care.