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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

The Professional Standards for Midwives (June 2018)

Normes Professionnelles des Sages-Femmes (juin 2018)

*Effective June 1, 2021* Updated Professional Standards for Midwives (June 2021)

Interprofessional Care

Practice Management

Clinical Practice

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All standards of practice rescinded on or after June 1, 2018, are archived here.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: practiceadvice@cmo.on.ca