May 10, 2019
Note: This article was originally published in our Spring 2019 edition of our On Call newsletter, and has not been updated.
Ministry to cover projected funding shortfall for 2018/2019, Fees & Remuneration By-laws & Professional Standards Consultations.
The College has received operational funds from the Ministry intended to cover the projected shortfall of $398,381 of the 2018/2019 fiscal year budget.
Going forward, we are not expecting to receive any future funding from the Ministry, and as a result, in order for the College to continue to regulate effectively, we must raise membership fees. We are currently conducting a public consultation regarding changes to the Fees & Remuneration By-law relating to membership fees. The College is also making necessary changes to our Council and Staff budgets to reflect the lack of future funding and limit the impact this will have on membership fees.
The College is continuing to review its Professional Standards for Midwives (Professional Standards) to ensure that we are regulating effectively in the public interest. We are currently receiving feedback regarding both the Professional Standards and the Consultation and Transfer of Care Standard and will let membership know the results once the consultation has ended.
I’m pleased to report that the College has reached the final stages of its strategic goal of implementing a risk-based approach to regulation. This risk-based approach will allow us to take actions that are proportionate with the risk being managed and allow the College to regulate more effectively going forward.
Registrar & CEO
College of Midwives of Ontario