Public Consultations

Public Consultations

Open Consultations:

Public Consultation: Professional Standards Second Consultation

Setting and maintaining high professional standards is fundamental to public protection and public confidence in the midwifery profession. We need to ensure that the College of Midwives of Ontario standards of practice clearly set out the high standards we expect of all midwives.

The development of the new Professional Standards for Midwives (Professional Standards) is a major step forward in reforming our current standards of practice. It forms the first phase of a wider program of work to streamline our approach to regulation to promote targeted and proportionate regulation in the public interest. Give your feedback on the new version of our Professional Standards document here.

Closed Consultations:

Public Consultation: Professional Standards PT 1

This consultation is now closed. For more information and to read feedback see here: Professional Standards Pt 1. 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.

 

Public Consultation: General Regulation

This consultation has now closed. For more information and to read feedback see here: General 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 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.