The College’s “Public Register” includes information about every midwife that is or has previously been registered with the College. Its purpose is to provide the public with information about midwives, which may assist them in deciding who to choose for their care.
The Public Register can be accessed by clicking the “Find a Midwife” link at the top right-hand corner of this website.
The content of the Public Register is determined by the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the College’s General By-Law. It includes the following:
- A midwife’s full name, registration number, registration status, class of registration and initial registration date with the College
- Terms, conditions, or limitations on a midwife’s certificate of registration
- Any professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity findings made against a midwife
- If the midwife was the subject of a discipline hearing, a summary of the decision of the Discipline Committee
- Written and oral cautions issued to a midwife by the Inquiries, Complaints & Reports Committee, resulting from a complaint or Registrar’s investigation begun on or after March 1, 2016
- Specified Continuing Education or Remediation Programs (SCERPs) that a midwife is required to complete, as ordered by the Inquiries, Complaints & Reports Committee resulting from a complaint or Registrar’s investigation begun on or after March 1, 2016
- Notices to the public such as findings or charges under the Criminal Code of Canada, Health Insurance Act, or the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act made against a midwife on or after March 1, 2016
- A midwife’s practice information, including practice name(s), address(es), and telephone number(s)
- Information regarding a midwife’s alternate practice arrangements
- The names and designations of all current second birth attendants who have worked with a midwife
- Information regarding hospital and/or birth centre privileges held by a midwife
- A summary of a midwife’s registration history with the College or other regulators
- Information about whether a midwife is a shareholder or director of a health professional corporation
Pursuant to the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Registrar may refuse to disclose to an individual or post on the College website, information that is available to the public if the Registrar has reasonable grounds to believe that it is obsolete and no longer relevant to a midwife’s suitability to practise. The Code also allows the Registrar to withhold information if it may jeopardize the safety of an individual. For more information on factors that guide the Registrar’s discretion in these instances, please see the College’s Guide on Removing & Withholding Information Under s. 23 of the Code .
For more detailed information regarding contents of the Public Register, please see article 14.02 of the College’s General By-law.