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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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Professional Standards Effective June 1 2018

April 5, 2018

As midwives know, setting and maintaining high professional standards is fundamental to public protection and public confidence in the midwifery profession. At the College, we need to ensure that our standards of practice clearly set out the high standards we expect of all midwives. This led us to develop the new Professional Standards for Midwives (Professional Standards), which were approved by Council on March 21st.

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APA Type 2 and Second Birth Attendant Standard

April 5, 2018

The Second Birth Attendant standard sets out the College’s expectations for non-midwife attendants who provide intrapartum and postpartum care in the role of a second midwife. Currently, the College’s Second Birth Attendant standard applies only to midwifery practices in Alternate Practice Arrangements (APA 2) that grants “permission” to work below the College’s Model of Care standard that requires the attendance of two midwives at every birth.

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