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Quality Assurance Program Updates

February 6, 2019

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

We have a new form for members to track their Quality Assurance Program activities, and we have rescinded the Fetal Health Surveillance Policy. Read on for more information on Quality Assurance.

Quality Assurance Program Annual Record

The Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) has approved a new form, the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Annual Record, that will be used to track QAP activities.

The Annual Record is a fillable PDF that midwives can download from our website and can be filled in as QAP activities are completed.

Instructions on how to submit your QAP report to the College will be provided prior to the beginning of the renewal period.

Submitting Quality of Care Evaluation Action Records (QCE) is no longer required but members must confirm that they have taken action on feedback they received in their QCEs. A box is included in the Annual Record for members to do so.

The Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) is not due for the 2018-2019 QAP reporting year so the Annual Record does not include it.

The QAP guidelines have been changed to reflect the changes in the Annual Record and can be found on our Quality Assurance web page here.

Any questions you have can be addressed to qap@cmo.on.ca.

Fetal Health Surveillance Policy

The Fetal Health Surveillance Policy was rescinded at the December 12, 2018 Council meeting of the College of Midwives of Ontario.

Midwives are still required to undertake continuing education and professional development activities to meet the College’s Quality Assurance Program.

A continuing education activity is one that maintains or improves a member’s knowledge, skills, or judgment as related to the practice of midwifery.

Acceptable activities for continuing education and professional development are indicated in the Guideline on Continuing Education and Professional Development which can be accessed by clicking here.