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Criminal Record Screening Policy

November 2, 2018

The College has a duty to regulate midwifery in the public interest. One of the ways College will fulfill this duty effective April 1, 2019, is by requiring applicants and members to adhere to the new Criminal Record Screening Policy.

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New Guides on Complaints Process

July 18, 2018

Two new guides are available on our website about the complaints process at the College. One newly created guide outlines what midwives can expect if a complaint or report is made against them, along with timelines and a list of possible outcomes. The other new guide is written for clients to understand what they could expect should they make a complaint about care received by a midwife. You can read both new guides here.

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New Guideline on Managing Personal & Practice Health

July 18, 2018

Midwives may experience stressors that are unique to their work and affect their mental health and wellness. These stressors can compromise a midwife’s professional judgment and conduct, placing their safety and their clients at risk.

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Updates to the PHIPA Guide

December 21, 2017

Amendments have been made to Ontario’s Personal Health Information & Protection Act (PHIPA), and midwives have had new obligations in providing notice to the Information & Privacy Commissioner regarding privacy breaches effective October 1st, 2017. We’ve updated our Guide to Compliance with PHIPA to add in these new changes so that members can understand what will be required. The updated guide can be found by clicking here, and you’ll find the changes incorporated on page 15 of the guide.

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