July 11, 2018
The College has revised its Facility Standards & Clinical Practice Parameters for Midwife-Led Birth Centres, and the new standards and clinical practice parameters (CPP) will be effective January 2019.
The Facility Standards & Clinical Practice Parameters for Midwife-Led Birth Centres set minimum standards for all midwife-led birth centres and serves as the basis for College assessments conducted on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
The core services provided in a birth centre are midwife-led and consistent with the Midwifery Act, 1991, the Regulations made under the Act, and Ontario midwifery standards of practice. The licensed facility in which core services are provided is consistent with the Independent Health Facilities Act and the Regulations made under the Act.