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Public Consultations

Open Consultations:

Public Consultation: General By-law

Changes to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) made in May 2017 have necessitated changes to our College’s General By-law.  While our public register is in compliance with the RHPA as mandated by Bill 87  our General by-law needs to be amended to reflect the current legislation.   You can click here for more information on the changes that Bill 87 brought to our public register.

In addition to the necessary changes above, Council is proposing some additional changes and edits that are not related to Bill 87, as these further changes are also appropriate at this time.

All of the proposed changes amend Article 14 of the College’s General By-law, entitled “The Register.”

We have provided additional information on these changes on our website here. Our consultation is open until June 3rd, and all members of the public, stakeholders, and midwives are invited to share their thoughts on the changes to Article 14 of the College’s General By-Law here.

 

Public Consultation: Fees and Remuneration By-law

This March, the College of Midwives of Ontario Council proposed changes to our Fees and Remuneration By-law that includes a registration fee increase. If approved, this increase would bring the fees to $2150 for general class of registration and $1075 for inactive class of registration, effective for this year’s renewal. Fees would then increase by inflation, at 2% per year.

While this was not an easy decision for Council, it is necessary in order for the College to continue fulfilling its mandate of public protection and meeting the cost of regulation.

We also are proposing changes to the way we process payments made in instalments, and have provided more information on our website here.

Our consultation is open until June 3rd, 2018, and all members of the public, stakeholders, and midwives are invited to share their thoughts. You can find more information and a space to leave comments here.

Closed Consultations:

Public Consultation: Professional Standards PT 2

This consultation is now closed. For more information and to read feedback see here: Public Consultation: Professional Standards Second Consultation 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.

 

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.