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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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Message from the College President

December 20, 2017

In September 2017, I received a letter from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. In the letter, Minister Eric Hoskins writes about the Ministry's Patients First Action Plan, and states their objective to increase access to the right care, at the right time.

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Bill 87, Protecting Patients Act, 2017

August 23, 2017

Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act, 2017 was given royal assent by the Ontario Legislature on May 30, 2017. This Bill affects the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and impacts the way that our College regulates midwives. Read more about this important legislation below to find out how it affects midwives and midwifery clients.

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