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COVID-19: Requirements for Health Care Providers

March 20, 2020

The College of Midwives of Ontario brings your attention to the latest Directive from the Chief Medical Officer of Health that directs Regulated Health Professionals to stop providing non-essential services.

Midwives provide both essential and non-essential services to their clients during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum and newborn period.  Midwives are in the best position to determine what care is essential for an individual client in a particular moment in time and are asked to use their discretion to limit direct contact with clients when the care is deemed non-essential.  Midwives are encouraged to provide care to their clients remotely when it is acceptable to do so.

To read the Directive in full, please click here.

The College of Midwives of Ontario will continue to ensure that members have access to the most trusted sources of information in order for them to continue to provide safe and competent care to their clients.

All information from the College relating to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.