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December 2019 Council Highlights

February 6, 2019

Note: This article was originally published in our Winter 2019 edition of our On Call newsletter, and has not been updated.

Our Council meetings are open to members and the public. If any of these highlights from the December Council meeting, held December 12, 2018 interest you, you can click here to read more in the meeting materials.

Welcome New Council and Committee Members!

The College was pleased to welcome new Council member Maureen Silverman, RM, at the December meeting. A full list of our Council members can be found here.

Council has also appointed midwives to act as non-Council Committee members. Our non-Council Committee members are Christi Johnston, RM; Claudette Leduc, RM; Amy McGee, RM; Isabelle Milot, RM; and Alexandra Nikitakis, RM. Thank you for all you do!

Alternate Dispute Resolution

Council has decided to implement a Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) process at the College going forward. This means that when low-risk complaints are made to the College, clients and midwives could be given an opportunity to use ADR in place of the usual investigation process. The parties would meet with a facilitator to try and find a mutually agreeable resolution If a resolution is reached, either the Inquires, Complaints, and Reports Committee or the College Registrar will review the decision and determine if it is acceptable to the College. If it is acceptable, the case can be closed without any further time or investigation. More information will be shared as we come closer to implementing this process in the spring.

Operational Plan

College of Midwives of Ontario Registrar Kelly Dobbin presented on the College’s Operational Plan. At the end of 2018, the College had achieved all items on its Operational Plan with the exception of re-submitting changes to the Registration Regulation to the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. The complete review of our Operational Plan can be found in the meeting materials for the December 12 meeting.