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Professional Standards for Midwives in Effect

June 1, 2018

The new Professional Standards for Midwives come into effect today. Members are now required to practise according to the new standards. You can review the new Professional Standards here, and download a PDF of the Professional Standards here. You can find all standards of practice that apply to midwives here on our website, as well as archived standards.

As members are aware, some new standards have been introduced, and practice owners have additional responsibilities. Midwives must work in accordance with the principles and standards set out in the Professional Standards, as a failure to maintain a standard of practice of the profession may amount to professional misconduct.

We will continue to update the new Question and Answer section of our site here, and encourage members to ask a question or share a scenario where they have applied the Professional Standards.  Please email  questions and scenarios to cmo@cmo.on.ca and we’ll get back in touch as soon as possible.