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Registration and Renewal

August 12, 2015

Thank you to everyone for their feedback on the registration renewal process using the new online registrant self service – the College’s ‘Member Portal’. Your feedback is being incorporated into the next phase of development.

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CLARIFICATION: Uterine Balloon Tamponade (UBT) for Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH)

August 12, 2015

The College Council has agreed that midwives have the legal authority to use uterine balloon tamponade (UBT) in emergency postpartum haemorrhage situations, when they have the knowledge and skill to do so. Midwives are not required to carry this tool as a part of their essential equipment for out-of-hospital births, nor are they required to have the knowledge and skill to appropriately use the device; however, there is nothing in law or College Standards preventing midwives from doing so.

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2015: Mandatory Reporting Obligations: Notice to Members

August 12, 2015

Changes have been made to the Health Professions Procedural Code of the RHPA regarding mandatory reporting obligations for health professionals. There are now more circumstances where a registered midwife is required to report to the College regarding the competency, conduct or capacity of a partner or associate midwife.

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