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Midwifery Act, 1991 and Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 passed into law

November 21, 1991

The Midwifery Act, 1991 and Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 passed into law on November 21, 1991.

The passage of the Midwifery Act, 1991 coincided with the passage of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), which included midwifery as one of 23 regulated health professions.

The RHPA established a consistent regulatory framework for all health professions, based on principles of accountability and reflection of the public interest. Other professions that became regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, include: Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Chiropody, Chiropractic, Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Denturism, Dietetics, Massage Therapy, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Radiation Technology, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Opticianry, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, and Respiratory Therapy.

 

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