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Statement on the use of Restricted Titles

November 2, 2018

Clients and the public recognize professional titles because they indicate competence and fitness to practise and mean belonging to a profession. There is a risk to client safety and public protection when unqualified individuals hold themselves out as registered professionals. Health professional regulators, including the College of Midwives of Ontario, have a duty to ensure protection for clients and the public, and tackling title misuse is an important part of this.

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