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Professional Standards for Midwives – now in effect.

July 18, 2018

Note: This article was originally posted in our  July 2018 newsletter, and has not been updated.

The new Professional Standards for Midwives came into effect on June 1, 2018. Members are now required to practise according to the new standards. You can review the new Professional Standards here, and download a PDF of the Professional Standards here. You can find all current College standards of practice here on our website, as well as archived standards.

As members are aware, some new standards have been introduced, and practice owners have additional responsibilities. Midwives must work in accordance with the principles and standards set out in the Professional Standards, as a failure to maintain a standard of practice of the profession may amount to professional misconduct.

We will continue to update the new Question and Answer section of our site here, and encourage members to ask a question or share a scenario where they have applied the Professional Standards.  Please email  questions and scenarios to and we’ll get back in touch as soon as possible.

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