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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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Registration Regulation

December 21, 2017

The College of Midwives of Ontario is proposing changes to O. Reg. 168/11 Registration Regulation. The Registration Regulation sets out the requirements for obtaining and maintaining registration with the College of Midwives of Ontario. The College’s current Registration Regulation addresses:

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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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New Policy Development Process

August 23, 2017

The College of Midwives of Ontario committed to reshaping our approach to regulation in 2016. Instead of prescriptive, “rules-based” regulation, we are moving towards risk-based regulation.

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Updated Continuing Competencies Policy

April 24, 2016

The College’s Registration Regulation requires members to maintain ongoing competence in three areas: Neonatal Resuscitation, Obstetrical Emergency Skills and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Previously, the requirements for these were outlined in three separate policies, and now have been merged into one revised policy in order to make the information more accessible.

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