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July 2018 On Call Newsletter

July 18, 2018

We are pleased to share our July 2018 edition of our On Call Newsletter. This edition covers Council decisions around the Fee & Remuneration By-law and General By-law, shares information about open public consultations, changes to the College's Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy, impacts of Bill 87, and responds to questions about the revised Second Birth Attendant Standard.

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Message from the Registrar

July 18, 2018

On June 1, 2018,  the Professional Standards came into effect, and the requirement for two midwives at a birth was  replaced by the requirement of either two midwives or one midwife and a second birth attendant. For this reason, we revised the College’s Second Birth Attendant Standard to better define the expectations for midwives who work with second birth attendants.

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Alternate Practice Arrangements

July 18, 2018

The College's Alternate Practice Arrangement (APA) program is no longer in place. See here for information on what has replaced our APA Type 1 and Type 2 programs.

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Professional Standards for Midwives – now in effect.

July 18, 2018

The new Professional Standards for Midwives came into effect on June 1, 2018. Members are now required to practise according to the new standards. You can review the new Professional Standards here, and download a PDF of the Professional Standards here. You can find all current College standards of practice here on our website, as well as archived standards.

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Practice Advisory

July 18, 2018

Look for our new practice advisory section in upcoming newsletters, and write to our Practice  Advisor if you have any unanswered questions. We will share advice and scenarios here going forward.

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