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New Policy Development Process

August 23, 2017

The College of Midwives of Ontario committed to reshaping our approach to regulation in 2016. Instead of prescriptive, “rules-based” regulation, we are moving towards risk-based regulation.

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Updates from past issues – IPAC

August 23, 2017

We had some good feedback from our Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) article in our last newsletter, and wanted to take this opportunity to share a couple of new resources from Public Health Ontario.  New Public Health resources that support the prevention and investigation of IPAC lapses can be found here.  If you missed the original article and list of resources, click here.

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Registration Renewal, APR & QAP Reporting

August 1, 2017

All midwives are required to be up-to-date with their registration, Active Practice Reports, and Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Requirements.  The period for renewal and for submitting reports starts today, August 1st, and continues to October 1st.  

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Member Education Day: Forums & Focus Groups

December 1, 2016

In the month of November, the College held four member forums throughout the province, in Ottawa, Toronto, Thunder Bay and Guelph, to discuss proposed changes to the midwifery scope of practice and regulations.

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Infection Prevention and Control

December 1, 2016

Infection prevention and control (IPAC) is a daily part of midwifery practice in all settings – clinic, hospital, and community, including homes. Attention to IPAC is a key area for discussion in the midwifery community and a number of new resources are available that are applicable to midwifery practice.

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Transparency Initiative

April 24, 2016

On March 3, 2016, after careful consideration of member and stakeholder feedback, Council approved the proposed by-law amendments.

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