Standards of Practice
Standards set minimum expectations that must be met by any midwife in any setting or role. Standards guide the professional knowledge, skills and judgment needed to practise midwifery safely. Standards of practice are approved by the Council of the College.
College of Midwives of Ontario Standards of Practice
- Record Keeping Standard for Midwives (January 2013)
- Second Birth Attendant Standard (October 2018)
- Blood Borne Pathogens (January 2014)
- Clinical Education and Student Supervision (July 2014)
- Consultation and Transfer of Care (November 2015)
- Prescribing and Administering Drugs (October 2019)
- When a Client Chooses Care Outside Midwifery Standards of Practice (January 2014)
Canadian Midwifery Competencies
Provincial and territorial midwifery regulators define the competencies expected of entry-level midwives in their own jurisdictions. Through the Canadian Midwifery Regulators Consortium (CMRC), midwifery regulators have identified competencies that are common across all jurisdictions, covering antepartum care, care during labour and birth, postpartum care of the woman, care of the newborn and young infant, breastfeeding, well woman care, education and counselling, and professional, interprofessional, and legal issues.
Review the CMRC Competencies
Archived Standards of Practice from the College
All standards of practice rescinded on or after June 1, 2018, are archived here.
If you are looking for historic information on College standards, you can contact the College’s Professional Practice Advisor by phone: 416.640.2252 ext. 230 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org