The CMO was established with the proclamation of the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Midwifery Act on December 31, 1993 to govern midwifery in the interest of public safety by:
The College is directed by a Council comprised of members of the public appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and registered midwives, elected from the College's membership. The Council has the following statutory committees: Executive, Registration, Quality Assurance, Fitness to Practice, Client Relations, Complaints, and Discipline.
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Announcement - November 22, 2012:
Council Highlights - November 2012
CMO Council Education Day - Protecting the Partnership: The Model of Midwifery in Ontario
The Council of the College of Midwives of Ontario hosted an education day on November 14, 2012. The event was part of our ongoing work to protect and promote the partnership between women and midwives. It is through this partnership - which puts the woman at the centre of care - that midwives are able to act as effective guardians of normal birth and the CMO – as protector of the public - has a great deal invested in protecting both that partnership and normal birth.
Speakers presented on the history and growth of the profession in Ontario, evidence-based decision making, risk management and the importance of engaged self-regulation. The day also included the announcement of a new Council Award (see page 4 for more information) and an opportunity for attendees to discuss the issues raised by speakers. Attendees were asked to share the challenges they face in their eff orts to protect the relationship with clients. The issues raised by participants will be used to help guide Council with their strategic planning review.
The CMO recorded the event. To view the webcasts, click HERE
Birth Centre Facility Standards and Clinical Practice Parameters
The College of Midwives of Ontario has been charged by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care with developing Facility Standards and Clinical Practice Parameters (CPP) to regulate the BCs. The CMO will be involved with working with the BC teams to support implementation of the CPPs once the successful applicants are selected by the Ministry.
A resource list that includes “Existing Legislation, Regulations, Standards, Guidelines and Policies” and “Protocols, Policies and Procedures to be developed by each Birth Centre” will be included as an appendix to the Facility Standards and Clinical Practice Parameters (CPPs) for Birth Centre’s (BC’s).
To view the draft version click here. The draft version has has also been shared with the Ministry so that it can be posted to the Birth Centre’s web page.
They are being provided only to assist in the development of applications for BC funding. It must be noted that they are still in draft format.
We look forward to working with the successful proponents once the Ministry has chosen them and will keep members posted as to our progress on this major undertaking. Please look to the CMO’s website over the coming weeks for any news we need to share regarding the Birth Centres.
College of Midwives of Ontario – Policy Work Update
2011-2012 Annual Report of the College of Midwives of Ontario. The College reports annually of its activities and financial affairs.
The list of Midwives who have not completed certification to prescribe and or administer the drugs has been updated as of October 12, 2012. Click here to access the list.
Answers to a number of questions that have been asked about the newly expanded designated drug list in the Frequently Asked Questions - Midwifery Designated Drugs Regulation.