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Ministry Submission Update

August 23, 2018

The Ministry reviewed our initial submission, requested some more information, and asked that we survey the membership. We have now responded to the Ministry's requests. You can read our response to the Ministry's questions here.

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Ministry Submission for Scope of Practice Changes

April 5, 2018

The College is requesting a change to the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act, 2015, that would grant midwives the authority to order laboratory tests within their scope of practice as defined by the Midwifery Act, 1991.

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Postpartum ultrasounds in Independent Health Facilities

December 21, 2017

Midwives have the authority to order pregnancy diagnostic ultrasounds and pelvic diagnostic ultrasounds under the Controlled Acts Regulation of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. However, the Schedule of Facility Fees for Independent Health Facilities (IHF Schedule) states “Ultrasound for normal, complicated or high risk pregnancy (but not for the postpartum period) rendered in an Independent Health Facility is insured when referred by a midwife who is a member of the College of Midwives of Ontario.”

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