The College’s Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is designed to ensure that the knowledge, skill and judgment of Ontario midwives remains current throughout their careers and that they continue to provide safe, effective, appropriate and ethical midwifery care to their clients. The QAP is mandated under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), 1991. The components of the QAP can be found under the Quality Assurance Regulation (O. Reg. 335/12) made under the Midwifery Act, 1991.
Quality Assurance Program (QAP) FAQs
Who needs to report on the QAP?
All midwives registered in general class (including new registrants) or supervised practice class.
When is the QAP report due?
On or before October 1 every year.
What are the QAP requirements?
What are the possible outcomes of the QAP reports?
A member is considered compliant when their submitted QAP report has met the requirements specified above. A member with a complete QAP for that reporting period will receive a Notice of Compliance.
A member is considered non-compliant when their submitted QAP report has not met the requirements of the Program. A Notice of Non-compliance will be issued because either a QAP has missing or incorrect information or because a QAP report has not been submitted. Members marked non-compliant are required to submit an administrative fee and the QAP Barriers to Compliance document.
For more information on QAP non-compliance, click here.
A member can be granted an exemption from any or all of the requirements of the QAP because of illness or any other circumstance the QAC considers appropriate (O. Reg. 335/12, s. 4.). All members requesting an exemption must provide the College’s Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) with a completed QAP exemption request form to be reviewed by a QAC panel.
For more information on QAP exemptions, click here.
Members who have been registered in the general or supervised class for only a portion of the reporting year may prorate their QAP activities. Please refer to the following table for more information (click here to view a larger version):
Note: Members practising part-time – but who have remained registered in the general or supervised class– will not be prorated.
For more information contact: Amy Fournier, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-640-2252, ext. 204