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.
Click here to access the Public Register.
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
- Whether the Inquiries, Complaints & Reports Committee (ICRC) issued an interim order to suspend a midwife’s certificate of registration
- Whether a midwife currently has an Acknowledgment and Undertaking in effect
- If a midwife is the subject of a referral to the Discipline Committee, the date and status of the referral and the specified allegations
- Any professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity findings and orders 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 includes a monitoring component required 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 current and past 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
- If a midwife or former midwife is deceased, the date in which they died
- 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.