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Revised Second Birth Attendant Standard

November 2, 2018

The College of Midwives of Ontario’s revised Second Birth Attendant Standard  came into effect on October 1, 2018. All members are now required to follow the revised standard and should be familiar with the changes.

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APA Type 1 Extension for Members

April 5, 2018

This update is to inform members who currently have an APA Type 1 with the College that we will be extending your APA until June 1st, without any renewal fee required. We’re extending these arrangements because we’re currently reviewing the program, and changes may be made.  We’ll be in touch to let members know if the College Council makes changes to the program. If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the College at cmo@cmo.on.ca

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APA Type 2 and Second Birth Attendant Standard

April 5, 2018

The Second Birth Attendant standard sets out the College’s expectations for non-midwife attendants who provide intrapartum and postpartum care in the role of a second midwife. Currently, the College’s Second Birth Attendant standard applies only to midwifery practices in Alternate Practice Arrangements (APA 2) that grants “permission” to work below the College’s Model of Care standard that requires the attendance of two midwives at every birth.

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APA Type 2 Update

December 21, 2017

All practices with an APA type 2 should have received an email from the College of Midwives of Ontario in January of this year, advising that renewal of APA type 2s was extended to December 31st, 2017. This update is to let you know that if you currently have an APA type 2 with the College of Midwives of Ontario, you are not required to renew.

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APA Type 2 Update

December 1, 2017

All practices with an APA type 2 should have received an email from the College

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